Emory Raises over $5K for Cancer Research through 'Aces for the Cure'

Emory Athletics | Feb. 27, 2014

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Emory Women's Tennis Team. Courtesy photo.

Members of the Emory University Women's Tennis Team translated their on-the-court success on Tuesday afternoon into a profitable fundraiser for cancer research at the Winship Cancer Institute with the squad's 'Aces for a Cure' program.

Prior to the start of Tuesday's home-opening doubleheader, the Eagles solicited donations from the community to be made based on the number of aces the Eagles would serve during their matches against Georgia Gwinnett College and Oglethorpe University.  The result was 22 aces, and an incredible total of $5,551 raised for Winship.

"I'm really proud of how the players on the team embraced the challenge of raising money for the Winship Cancer Institute," said Emory Head Coach Amy Bryant.  "I'm so thankful to everyone who sponsored our aces during Tuesday's matches.  Our players really took the ball, and ran with it!"

The Eagles went on to sweep the two matches on the court, winning 7-2 over Georgia Gwinnett and 9-0 over Oglethorpe.  Emory, ranked second among all NCAA Division III teams, has opened its spring season with a 5-0 record.

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research and care throughout Emory University. For over 75 years, Winship has served the citizens of Georgia and the Southeast by working tirelessly to prevent, treat and cure cancer.

More than 14,000 patients are seen every year at Winship. They are offered integrative, multi-disciplinary care that they could not receive elsewhere in the state. The compassion and dedication of the doctors, nurses and supportive care team are unmatched. Through the discoveries made possible by a dedicated team of many of the nation's best physicians and researchers, Winship works toward a future when science triumphs over cancer.

The Emory Women's Tennis Team is still accepting fixed donations for the 'Aces for the Cure' fundraiser. People who would like to donate can go to the link below, direct the funds towards 'Athletics & Recreation' and 'Women's Tennis,' and indicate 'Think Pink' in the 'other' line.

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