ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Persevering with its mission to empower ladies by equality, schooling, management, and well being and wellness, WTA’s philanthropic arm, WTA Basis, is dedicating the month of October to selling and supporting breast most cancers consciousness.
WTA’s official well being and equality accomplice and pioneer of 3D Mammography, Hologic, is once more partnering with the marketing campaign this yr. As a part of the collaboration to champion ladies’s well being worldwide, the 2 organizations will proceed to focus on preventive and academic well being initiatives, culminating with the annual “WTA Basis ACEing Most cancers by Hologic” marketing campaign, which gives monetary help to researchers and nonprofits devoted to preventing cancers that have an effect on ladies.
Earlier right this moment, WTA President Micky Lawler and tennis legend and two-time breast most cancers survivor Martina Navratilova rang the Nasdaq opening bell in New York Metropolis with Hologic Chairman, President and CEO Steve MacMillan to kick off Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month.
Following the go to, Navratilova, alongside WTA Basis Government Director Ann Austin and a bunch of Hologic staff, visited the American Most cancers Society’s Hope Lodge in New York Metropolis, which gives short-term lodgings for most cancers sufferers present process therapy and their caregivers. Annually, the American Most cancers Society usually serves 29,000 sufferers and caregivers and gives 500,000 free nights of lodging by Hope Lodge communities nationwide.
Throughout Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month, WTA Basis will give attention to spreading consciousness concerning the significance of preventive care, together with the important position of routine well being screenings for early detection and therapy of ailments. Greater than 2 billion ladies worldwide weren’t examined previously 12 months for any sort of most cancers, together with breast most cancers, in keeping with the Hologic International Girls’s Well being Index.
Along with instructional initiatives, the collaboration between Hologic and WTA has seen nice fundraising success for WTA Basis’s ACEing Most cancers marketing campaign, with Hologic making a donation for each singles ace served at a WTA 1000 and 500 match this yr. Tennis followers are additionally welcomed to pledge their help by donating at wtatennis.com/aceingcancer.
“Since Hologic signed on because the WTA’s title sponsor in 2022, we now have been thrilled to have the dedication of their management becoming a member of our annual most cancers marketing campaign,” mentioned WTA Basis Government Director Ann Austin. “Funding analysis by ACEing Most cancers honors the legacy of the numerous WTA members of the family who’ve been impacted by most cancers and each greenback raised makes a distinction.”
A portion of the proceeds raised from the 2023 WTA Basis ACEing Most cancers by Hologic marketing campaign will co-fund a researcher with WTA Basis accomplice, Most cancers Analysis Racquet. This would be the fourth researcher co-funded by WTA Basis and Most cancers Analysis Racquet by American Most cancers Society grants, and the third involving Hologic. The WTA will choose this yr’s analysis grant recipient following the conclusion of the fundraising marketing campaign on the finish of the yr.
“We’re trying ahead to the announcement of our fourth ladies’s most cancers researcher,” mentioned Rob Kinas, founding father of Most cancers Analysis Racquet. “With each researcher funded by Most cancers Analysis Racquet and WTA Basis, we’re a step nearer to discovering the remedy for ladies’s cancers.”
The 2023 analysis grant will likely be given within the identify of former WTA Prime 10 participant Carla Suarez Navarro, who was recognized with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2020 on the age of 31. Suarez Navarro received two WTA singles titles in her profession and was a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, reaching as excessive as WTA World No. 6. After present process therapy, she returned for the 2021 season the place she received the WTA Comeback Participant of the 12 months award as voted on by the worldwide tennis media. After retiring from tennis following the 2021 season, the then 34-year-old gave delivery to twins on June 2, 2023.
“I by no means thought most cancers would have an effect on me so younger,” mentioned Suarez Navarro, “Nonetheless, due to early detection and swift therapy, I used to be capable of not solely end out my tennis profession on my phrases however was capable of give delivery to 2 lovely daughters. I recognize all of the work WTA Basis and Hologic are doing to assist the seek for a remedy and coverings in order that others who obtain a most cancers analysis will be as lucky as I’ve been as I sit up for an extended life with my household.”
To be taught extra concerning the ACEing Most cancers initiative, together with methods to make a donation, go to wta.foundation/donate.
To be taught extra concerning the WTA Basis, go to wta.foundation.
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