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, which was launched in memory of James’s father and is dedicated to the early detection of cancers commonly discovered in later stages.
In 2013, the Foundation surpassed the $1 million dollar mark in total funds raised for the fight against cancer.
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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