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


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


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.


Consider a donation to help the cause. 

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


Contact Heather Tomkowicz at or 212-233-1670 for more details!





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 or 212-233-1670 for more details!


past foundation events