On Thursday, September 19, the North Shore Women's Platform Tennis League (NSWPTL) hosted the 16th annual Court the Cure fundraiser. Nearly 300 players participated in the Platform Tennis themed fundraising fete at15 clubs across the Chicagoland area, including Bannockburn, Evanston, Exmoor, Glenview Club, Hinsdale Golf Club, Salt Creek, Indian Hill, Knollwood, Lakeshore Country Club, Michigan Shores, Northmoor, Sunset Ridge, Skokie, Salt Creek, Tennaqua, Valley Lo, Westmoreland, Winnetka, and Glenview Prairie Park District. Thanks to the generous support of the Court the Cure players and sponsors, the event raised more than $20,000 for leading-edge breast cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore).
All proceeds from the fundraiser will specifically support the breast research fellowship led by Katharine Yao, MD, Director of the Breast Surgical Program at NorthShore. The research fellow will work on a project that examines DNA sequences of second breast tumors in an effort to understand why patients have recurrences. This dynamic research being conducted at NorthShore will help to ensure early and more effective treatments for many generations to come.
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For more information about Dr. Yao's breast cancer research or ways to support NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, please call (224) 364-7214 or visit foundation.northshore.org.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore employs approximately 10,000 and has 2,400 affiliated physicians, including an 800+ physician, multispecialty group practice with over 100 office locations. Further, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
The NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation is the primary philanthropic entity of NorthShore. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteer friends in support of NorthShore's ongoing mission to preserve and improve human life.
NorthShore has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, cardiovascular care, orthopaedics, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois designated as a system to receive this prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic medical records (EMR). In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.