OCEANSIDE — Tri-City Medical Center Hospital Foundation, sponsor of the Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa Resort & Spa July 31 through Aug. 8, will host A Triumph Over Breast Cancer benefit during tournament week.
A Triumph Over Breast Cancer will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at La Costa Resort and Spa. The event is a benefit auction with proceeds funding state-of-the-art breast biopsy equipment in the Edgar and Jo Anne Jones Women’s Diagnostic Center at the hospital. Tennis legend Pam Shriver will serve as emcee and auctioneer for the evening, which will feature a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, celebrity guests and top female tennis players. Guests of the benefit will also receive reserved seating for the tennis matches that will follow at 7 p.m. For tickets, call (760) 930-7032.
“The Mercury Insurance Open is an all women’s tennis tournament so we wanted
to host a benefit that would improve healthcare related to female-specific issues,”
said Larry Anderson, chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center. “Proceeds from this event will fund the most advanced technology for minimally-invasive, highly accurate breast biopsies. This equipment will allow Tri-City Medical Center to bring the
treatment of breast cancer to a new level for the women of our community.”
Although approximately 40,000 women in the U.S. die each year of breast cancer,
death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are largely thought
to be the result of increased awareness, earlier detection screenings and treatment