You Play. Kids Win.
The 2014 Children Helping Children Junior Singles Tennis Tournament will be held September 27 - 28 at High Point Tennis Center in Plano. Join us Friday, September 26, at the Renaissance Hotel for the Kick-Off Party.
In the 23 years since this tournament's inception, research has increased the cure rate for children's cancer by 30 percent. Today, nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are cured. Your fundraising support helps make cures possible.
Raise Money | Benefiting the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Medical Center
Thank your to the 2012 top three boy and top three girl fundraisers!
- Andrew McDonald
- Cooper Hicks
- Travis Rothwell
- Rachel Friedman
- Meredith Robinson
- Merit Pinker
Sponsor a Player
By sponsoring a tennis player you are helping the more than 4,700 patients who were treated at Children's last year. Thank you for your generosity and for making life better for children.
Raising money for a good cause and earning great prizes has never been more fun.
Our Cause | About Us
The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's is the largest program of its kind in North Texas and treats 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in Texas.
- Approximately 300 new cancer patients are cared for each year.
- The number of stem cell transplants performed at Children's has steadily increased over the past decade – from nine in 2003 to 35 in 2013.
- In 2012, approximately 4,600 cancer and blood-disorder patients were cared for at Children's Dallas and Children's at Legacy.
- Children's After the Cancer Experience program provides long-term monitoring for survivors of childhood cancer. The program is one of the only programs in the United States that monitors patients for late effects into adulthood.
The Sumrow's Story | The Tennis Tournament's Founders
Grateful Parents Give Back
Pam and Ken Sumrow started the tennis tournament in honor of their son, Clint, who battled cancer at Children's and now continues to be an avid tennis player.
What started as a grassroots effort to give back to Children's is now a USTA sanctioned event and a chance for young athletes to see firsthand how they can help make life better for children.
Honored Heroes | Winning the Battle Against Cancer
Meet two of our patients, Libby and Ian, our honored heroes for the 2014 tournament. We invite you to play and fundraise in honor of patients like them.
Julia Brown | Age 8
Just after Thanksgiving 2013, Julia started running a fever and was tired. Julia had never been sick other than having a cold, sore throat or stomach bug. Her mom thought she looked pale, so she took her to the doctor on Dec 5. The doctor sent Julia to Children’s Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with leukemia on Dec 8. Julia spent 26 days in the hospital - including Christmas. On January 8, the doctors told her the leukemia was in remission.
Today, Julia is still receiving treatments, but she’s back to being her spirited and spunky self.
Alex Vazquez | Age 14
Alex was an energetic 12-year-old boy when he suddenly began losing weight, having stomach aches and nose bleeds. After visiting several physicians, his mom took him to Children’s Medical Center. Alex was diagnosed with leukemia on April 30, 2013. Since then, Alex has endured four stages of chemotherapy, and he was home-schooled for nine months.
Today, Alex is in remission and is an honor student and talented musician at Renner Middle School. He says he wants to live life, not just survive cancer
Making It Happen | 2014 Corporate Sponsors
Corporate and individual sponsorships are a key part to the success of this event. Join us and help make life better for children by becoming a sponsor today.
About Children's Medical Center
Founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, receiving nearly 700,000 patient visits annually with 591 licensed beds at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty clinics and 16 primary care MyChildren’s locations. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the primary pediatric facility affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more than 100 years, Children’s has been committed to making life better for children. To learn more, please visit www.childrens.com.