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Second Annual Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament was an Ace

Baptist Cancer Center hosted the second annual Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament on Friday, Oct. 21 at the University of Memphis Club. The weather was perfect for a day of Smash Cancer tennis! The event raised close to $70,000, which will go into the Baptist Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund to subsidize care, medication-related expenses, transportation, lodging, meals and other support services for cancer patients in need of assistance.

Parker Harris, CEO and administrator of Baptist Tipton, opened the tournament with a message thanking participants and offering specifics on how the funds raised during last year’s tournament were used to help patients in need.

More than 60 tennis participants registered with four different brackets. Congratulations to the winners and runners up:

  • Will Hudson and Jon Scola
  • Ali Zakhireh and David Parker
  • Ted Alvendia
  • Gordon Wills, Carol Himmelstein and Lyudmila Turksan

Several Baptist team members were represented on the court, including Parker Harris, Dr. Aleksandar Jankov, Dr. Donald Gravenor, Dr. Muhammed Raza and Dr. Jennifer Zakhireh.