You Play. Kids Win.
The 2014 Children Helping Children Junior Singles Tennis Tournament will be held September 27 - 28 at High Point Tennis Center in Plano. Join us Friday, September 26 at the Renaissance Hotel for the Kick-Off Party.
Children's Medical Center would like to thank the many participants and supporters for making the 2012 Children Helping Children Jr. Singles Tennis Tournament a success! Over $120,000 was raised for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to help make life better for children. Save the date for next year's tournament event on September 21-22, 2013!
In the 23 years since this tournament's inception, research has increased the cure rate for children's cancer by 30%. Today, nearly 80% of children diagnosed with cancer are cured. Your fundraising support helps make cures possible.
Raise Money | Benefiting The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children's Medical Center
Thank your to the 2012 top three boy and top three girl fundraisers!
- Andrew McDonald
- Cooper Hicks
- Travis Rothwell
- Rachel Friedman
- Meredith Robinson
- Merit Pinker
Sponsor a Player
By sponsoring a tennis player you are helping the more than 4,700 patients who were treated at Children's last year. Thank you for your generosity and for making life better for children.
Raising money for a good cause and earning great prizes has never been more fun.
Our Cause | About Us
The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's is the largest program of its kind in North Texas and treats 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in Texas.
- Approximately 300 new cancer patients are cared for each year.
- The number of stem cell transplants performed at Children's has steadily increased over the past decade – from nine in 2003 to 35 in 2013.
- In 2012, approximately 4,600 cancer and blood-disorder patients were cared for at Children's Dallas and Children's at Legacy.
- Children's After the Cancer Experience program provides long-term monitoring for survivors of childhood cancer. The program is one of the only programs in the United States that monitors patients for late effects into adulthood.
The Sumrow's Story | The Tennis Tournament's Founders
Grateful Parents Give Back
Pam and Ken Sumrow started the tennis tournament in honor of their son, Clint, who battled cancer at Children's and now continues to be an avid tennis player.
What started as a grassroots effort to give back to Children's is now a USTA sanctioned event and a chance for young athletes to see firsthand how they can help make life better for children.
Honored Heroes | Winning the Battle Against Cancer
Meet two of our patients, Libby and Ian, our honored heroes for the 2013 tournament. We invite you to play and fundraise in honor of patients like them.
Libby Serber | Age 8
Last year, Libby had a 99-degree fever that came and went for a few weeks. Her doctor ruled our leukemia but suspected a blood disorder. Her mom, Cara, noticed that Libby's stomach stuck out a bit. An ultrasound was ordered. A 3-pound tumor was spotted on her right kidney. Libby was diagnosed with a kidney cancer called Wilms' tumor. Her right kidney was removed. Then, with a piece of the tumor in her heart, she underwent open-heart surgery.
Today, Libby is back in school and her cancer is in remission. Her friends wear "Team Libby" bracelets in support of her fight. Libby's younger sister, Allie, wears one on each ankle.
Cameron Cooksey | Age 9
Cameron is normally an energetic 9-year-old. So, when he complained of constant fatigue and his mom noticed several bruises on his legs she became concerned. She took him to his local pediatrician where tests revealed he might have cancer. Soon, Cameron's diagnosis would be confirmed at Children's Medical Center - he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Cameron spent the first month of his treatment at Children's, but is now in the maintenance phase. He has returned to Baker Elementary and is currently in the fourth grade. Cameron enjoys drawing, reading, playing video games and Pokémon.
Making It Happen | 2014 Corporate Sponsors
Corporate and individual sponsorships are a key part to the success of this event. Join us and help make life better for children by becoming a sponsor today.
About Children's Medical Center
Founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the sixth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, receiving nearly 700,000 patient visits annually with 591 licensed beds at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, and multiple specialty clinics and 16 primary care MyChildren's locations. Children's was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more than 100 years, Children's has been committed to making life better for children. To learn more, please visit www.childrens.com.