Breast Cancer Survivor Is A Double Winner at American Cancer Society Hit for the Cure

October 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Eighty-six players and pros took part in the American Cancer Society 7th Annual Hit for the Cure at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club. One of nine breast cancer survivors in the tournament, Jane Wakefield, won trophies in the women's doubles and mixed doubles categories. The event raised over $15,000.00 for women affected by breast cancer.

Wakefield and her partner, Barb Oats, were winners in the Women's Doubles challenge. Later, Wakefield teamed up with Andy Browning for a straight set match victory in mixed doubles.

The 7th Annual Hit for the Cure was a monetary success, and Wakefield believes it helps raise awareness that breast cancer treatment offers more options for women. Offering hope for others with her own story of survival, Wakefield says, "I focused on strengthening my entire body, especially my immune system, which gave me the added benefit of youthful energy to enhance my tennis game." She attributes a change in diet and a positive outlook to achieving victory, personally and on the court. The money raised at the 7th Annual Hit For The Cure Tennis Benefit is going to the American Cancer Society for research, education and patient services.

With a background in education, training and nutrition, Jane Wakefield offers her services as a Nutrition Coach for women with breast cancer, and for others who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. You may contact Ms. Wakefield at or call 480-654-3170. To read some of her health tips and nutrition facts visit