The James Blake Foundation brought tennis to New York’s 69th Regiment Armory last night for the 2013 edition of Serving for a Cure. The event, first held in 2005, raises money for the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund, supporting early detection cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
In addition to the tennis, the event served up a VIP dinner, a silent auction for memorabilia from stars from Roger Federer to Eddie Vedder and a mid-match auction during which Gimelstob joked that he was auctioning off naming rights for Blake’s second child.
Serving For A Cure started in memory of Blake's father, Thomas Sr. who died of stomach cancer in 2004. To date, the events have raised over $2 million for cancer research.