Sixth annual all-star tennis event returns to the ALLTEL Pavilion at the
VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their ongoing commitment to support cancer research, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia and James Blake are pleased to present the sixth annual AnthemLIVE! Joining Blake this year will be former Grand Slam singles champion Andy Roddick and the world's No. 1 men's doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan. All four players are members of the 2007 winning men's Davis Cup team. Last year marked the first U.S. men's Davis Cup title in 12 years. AnthemLIVE! will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at the ALLTEL Pavilion at the VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center.
"We are excited to bring AnthemLIVE! back to Richmond and look forward to a great night of tennis," said Burke King, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia. "Finding a cure for this dreaded disease that has affected all of us at one time or another is one of the things most passionate to Anthem and our members. The success we've enjoyed partnering with James Blake on this event has exceeded our expectations and once again, we're happy to have James and his friends join us to help raise funds for cancer research."
Since its inception, AnthemLIVE! has raised more than $2.5 million for cancer research. This year's event will again benefit groundbreaking cancer research at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
"Sponsoring a world-class tennis event to support world-class cancer
research is a noble endeavor on the part of Anthem," said Gordon D. Ginder,
M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. "Cancer research ideas and
potential discoveries are in the pipeline waiting to get out, and we are
grateful Anthem recognizes that through research, we can extend and save
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