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

It is a good news story when a breast cancer survivor wins two categories at a tennis tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 7th Annual Hit for the Cure was a monetary success and an even bigger success story for Jane Wakefield, who has achieved victory on the tennis court as well as overcoming breast cancer.


Mesa, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/30/2007 -- Eighty-six players 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 victorious in the Women's Doubles challenge. Later, Wakefield teamed up with Andy Browning for a straight set match win in the mixed doubles category.

The 7th Annual Hit for the Cure was a monetary success, and Wakefield believes it helps raise awareness that breast cancer is now treatable with more options available to women. Offering hope for others with her own story of survival, Wakefield says, "I focused on strengthening my entire body, especially my immune system." 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 dealing with breast cancer, and for others working to lead a healthy lifestyle. You may contact Ms. Wakefield at or call 480-654-3170. To read some of her health tips and nutrition facts visit