When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, we believe it’s okay to make a racket. In fact, thanks to the Northside Hospital Foundation, nearly 400 women from all over the metro Atlanta area did just that at “Tennis Against Breast Cancer” events during the month of October.
The gatherings, which featured tennis drills, luncheons, fashion shows and more, were the centerpieces of the foundation’s month-long fundraiser. During the luncheons, one of Northside Hospital’s premiere physicians was on hand to discuss the latest research and treatment for breast cancer.
The events, held at the Atlanta Athletic Club as well as at various other clubs in Forsyth and Cherokee, help save lives by funding mammograms and other services for underinsured women in our community.
Last year, Tennis Against Breast Cancer events helped provide over 1,500 mammograms and as a result, 17 breast cancers were detected. This year, we are especially proud of the stellar fundraising work of two Northsiders.
D’ablo Hunter of Atlanta Human Resources and Michelle Burch of Forsyth HR were two of our top fundraisers and team captains. Their enthusiasm and support helped galvanize others and made the events an even bigger success.
As our battle against breast cancer goes on, we’ll keep looking to events like Tennis Against Breast Cancer – and to people like D’ablo and Michelle – to help us continue serving up hope!