Tennis for Life, an active support group for breast cancer survivors, has received a $2400 grant from the Miles of Hope Foundation to help pay for the courts and tennis instruction provided to Rockland County residents at the West Rock Tennis Club.
Tennis for Life’s free lessons and match play take place every Sunday at 4 p.m. at West Rock, which is located on Route 303 at Pralle Road in Bardonia.
Women or men in any phase of the breast cancer experience are welcome to take lessons or play matches with other survivors. Beginners are encouraged and the club will lend racquets. After playing, survivors meet for an hour to share coping strategies and information about the disease.
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit, 501-c-3 public charity established in March of 2004. The mission of the foundation is to provide funding to non-profit organizations for support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.
“Miles of Hope has given us funding to help Rockland County residents get their quality of life back after the rigors of treatment for breast cancer,” said Kathleen Sullivan, president of Tennis for Life.
The Tennis for Life organization has been helping breast cancer survivors since 1998, funded in part by the United States Tennis Association. The Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation just awarded an additional $500 grant for the Rockland County program.
Tennis for Life started its Rockland County program in July.
Press contacts: Kathleen Sullivan, President, Tennis for Life 201 934-7595 or email@example.com;
Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation 845 527-6884 Pari.firstname.lastname@example.org