The Wall Street Tennis Challenge, a premier tennis event and evening of festivities previously held in New York City, makes its debut here in Greenwich on September 15, 2012.
All proceeds benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. This exciting event features Wall Street's finest tennis players competing at the in a round robin by day, followed by the tournament finals, exhibition match, cocktails, dinner, auction and dancing into the evening at the .
The event was founded by Marjorie Pastel in honor of her Mother, Bette Drymer Shapiro, who passed away after a six year battle with Ovarian Cancer in 1998.
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine leads an international clinical and scientific effort to prevent ovarian cancer and identify new screening methods for its early detection. Internationally recognized gynecologic oncologist, Dr. David Fishman, the Director of the program, established The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program in 1999 with a grant from the National Cancer Institute and philanthropic support. Since there are no common symptoms and no proven tests, most women continue to be diagnosed when the disease has reached advanced stages and survival rates are poor. Early detection would be one of the greatest breakthroughs in women's health care since it increases the survival rate to over 90%.
The goal of the Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support Mount Sinai's efforts and make more women aware of the early detection and screening currently available to them.
You can buy tickets here - tickets start at $275 each:http://wallstreetchallenge.org/