The Institute for Prostate Cancer Research is a partnership of scientists and doctors at UW Medicine and Fred Hutch. Led by Dr. Paul Lange, the efforts of this group are far-reaching and crossover to other forms of cancer, including breast cancer. The IPCR’s mission is to understand the causes of prostate cancer and its progression, develop new prevention strategies, devise innovative diagnostics and improve survival and quality of life.
Dr. Lange is an avid tennis player and helped start Hits for Health in 2016. The event has brought awareness to prostate cancer and with his help, has now brought another cancer cause to the courts in partnership with Dr. Julie R. Gralow.
Dr. Paul Lange
Dr. Julie Gralow
As the director of the Breast Medical Oncology group at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dr. Gralow is has dedicated her life to fighting breast cancer. She’s involved in research and caring for patients, has co-authored a book on breast cancer and exercise, and has launched several cancer support organizations.
Exercise has long been a focus of Dr. Gralow’s mission. She believes that exercise helps women withstand the rigors of cancer treatment and improves their quality of life during and after treatment. She is medical director of Team Survivor Northwest, an exercise and fitness program for woman cancer survivors and joins Team Survivor members climbing mountains, snowshoeing, running in the Race for the Cure, and riding the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride.
With over 2,400 adults of all ages playing tennis at Tennis Center Sand Point, this amazing duo is bringing awareness and outreach to the tennis community. Support their efforts by participating in Hits for Health and educate yourself on why living a healthy lifestyle is the right choice for you and your loved ones.
Players Wanted for the
Players will book court times for their chance to rally as many balls both consecutively and cumulatively in a 20-minute period. The courts are 36′ Junior Courts so all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Pickleball players are welcome too!!
Everyone that participates in the RALLYTHON is automatically entered in a drawing to win awesome prizes at their respective donor levels:
- Three (3) $85 Prizes at the $100-$249 Donation Level
- Two (2) $100 Prizes at the $250-$499 Donation Level
- One (1) $300 Prize at the $500+ level
Once you have your court secured, you must finalize your booking by donating your registration fee through our partner’s website at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Reseach Center. The minimum raise per court is $100 per court to secure your registration.
Once TCSP has received confirmation that both Steps 1 & 2 have been completed, we will send out a confirmation email that you and your partner or team have a secured spot in Hits for Health!
Your Team Needs You!!
Tops & Bottoms Exhibition
Each of these awesome mixed doubles teams are raising money for Hits for Health and are competing against one another to see who can bring in the most dough for the Cause. Your financial support for each team will be greatly appreciated and every donation will be entered into a drawing for a chance at winning a wonderful experience at the Willows Lodge and the Barking Frog in Woodinville Winery country.
AND…. should your team actually win, all donors that supported the winning team will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a reserved wine tasting for 8 at the beautiful Novelty Hil-Januik winery.
Help these teams beat their goal of $2,500 as a team and be sure to come out and watch them battle at 4pm on Sunday 11/19!
Support your favorite team:
Support Your Favorite School in the Rallython:
Help these schools beat their goal of $500. Click on their logo to donate.