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MISSION

 The James Blake Foundation invests vital seed money at the leading-edge of science: speeding the most promising work, and shortening the time it

takes to turn lab discoveries into better treatments for patients. 

PROCEEDS

Proceeds raised by the foundation support the Thomas Blake, Sr. Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).


REACH

Since inception, the Foundation has donated just under $1.2M towards cancer research at MSK.

BACKGROUND

James’s father, Thomas Blake Sr., lost his battle with gastric cancer in 2004. Since 2008, the James Blake Foundation has supported the efforts of the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund.

DONATE

Consider a donation to help the cause. 

DONATE

2019 TCS NYC Marathon

On November 3rd, 2019, the James Blake Foundation will be an official partner of the TCS New York City Marathon and field a team of 25 runners to benefit early detection cancer research for the Thomas Blake Sr. Research Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. All runners will be receiving:

  • Guaranteed entry into the race
  • VIP Bus to the starting line
  • Weekly training and fundraising guides
  • Team uniforms
  • Team pasta dinner the night before the race


JOIN THE TEAM!


Contact Heather Tomkowicz at  heather@wcpg.co or 212-233-1670 for more details!

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SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

 

Private Tennis Lesson

• Learn how to play tennis (or see if you can keep up!) with one of the best American

tennis players, James Blake.

• Date and time can be arranged in August 2019 in the NYC metro area and

surrounding communities

• Roundtrip transportation included if needed

• Photo with James Blake included

• Signed Dunlop racquet (that James uses himself!) included


Attend Top Matches with James

• View & watch top tennis matches with James Blake and friends

• Photo & signed racquets

• Complementary food and beverages

• Exact date of matches to be determined based on mutual

availability closer to tournament schedules

 

Fireside Chat

• Mix & mingle with James Blake and listen to him in a moderated panel

where he will discuss his career, his Foundation, and more!

• Photo with James Blake included

• Fireside chat to be held in August 2019


Contact Heather Tomkowicz at  heather@wcpg.co or 212-233-1670 for more details!

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past foundation events

Anthem Live

Starting in 2005, James hosted a series es of exhibitions in Virginia, partnering with Anthem. Guests included Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, the Bryans and John Mayer. 

Serving for a Cure

Anthem Live evolved into Serving for a Cure. Guests included Andy  Roddick, John Isner and Boris Kodjoe.  

Strongly supported by a  diverse group of A-list athletes, celebrities, and members of  the business community, the event has attracted distinguished spectators  like Anna Wintour, John Mayer, Starr Jones, John McEnroe, and Brooklyn  Decker. 

Playing for a Cure

On September  10, 2013, the JBF shuffled up and dealt a world class poker tournament  at the exclusive SoHo House in New York City. Paul Pierce, Serena  Williams, Sam Querrey, Irv Gotti, Alicia Quarles (E! News), Diem Brown  (MTV & people.com), among other celebrities joined distinguished  members of the business world to raise funds for the Foundation.