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Florida tennis tournament raises almost $70,000 for breast cancer research

People walk for miles and researchers labor tirelessly in the hopes of making progress toward a cure for breast cancer. But who would've thought that building new tennis courts could help in research efforts as well?

With the addition of 10 new courts at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola, Florida, almost 70 more participants were able to play in the 8th Annual Pink Ribbon Tennis tournament between March 18th and 20th, reports.

Boasting about 256 breast cancer supporters in 2010, the tournament was able to raise almost $70,000 for the Pensacola Breast Cancer Association.

"I'm very proud of our ladies and our tennis community," tournament director Bruce Caton told the news source.

He added, "This event was enhanced immeasurably by the U.S. Tennis Association Florida's assistance in getting the clay courts built. On many levels it was the best tournament ever held in Pensacola."

Aside from the those sweating it out on the tennis courts, volunteers in pink shirts made an effort by cooking up some treats on the grill, hauling trash and doing some heavy lifting.

The Pensacola Breast Cancer Association has been offering its nonprofit services to women in the local community since 2003.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19685499-ADNFCR
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