MTVAC Proudly Presents Check to INOVA for 11th Annual Swing for Pink Charity Event

Mount Vernon Athletic Club Donates over $12,540 to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center

Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC), Alexandria VA fitness and tennis club, donated money raised during their annual “Swing for Pink”

Pictured left to right: Deb Oelschlager, SFP Chairperson; Sharon Timmons, SFP Committe Chair; Adreinne Taylor, Inova Mt. Vernon Development Officer; Jennifer McGihon, Executive Director, East Region Development for Inova Health Foundation; Jasmine-Symone Pruden, MTVAC Front Office Manager; Kathleen OBrien, MTVAC Director of Digital Marketing

tennis charity event. This event is held every October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 2016 was our whopping 11th year!

The club has raised over $136,000 for the cause since it began hosting the event in 2006. Swing for Pink funds are used directly in the local community, specifically at the Breast Care Institute at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and the Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center.

Local Funds for Local Families in Need

What’s unique about this fundraiser is that the funds raised from the Alexandria community go directly to local families who are fighting breast cancer and seeking care.  Whether the patient needs money for rent and utilities after the expense of medical treatments, or help getting to appointments, the funds raised by MTVAC go directly towards helping those who need it most.

We Couldn’t Do it Without the Alexandria VA Fitness Sponsors & Supporters!

A true community event, the Swing for Pink fundraiser is put on by Mount Vernon Athletic Club, generous sponsors and local supporters.  Activities include a tennis round robin, silent auction, dinner, wine tasting, 50/50 raffle, free childcare and more. This year the primary event sponsor was Joan Van Metre along with host sponsor Kihomac, Inc. Additional Swing For Pink Silent Auction Items at Mount Vernon Athletic Clubmajor sponsors included: Solutions Physical Therapy and Sports MedicineUnited Bank, The Carol Farquhar Family, Blue Chip Tennis Academy, Rex Reiley of Re-Max Allegiance Group, and Dr. Brian Bodnar of Bodnar Chiropractic.

Events like these really bring out the best in our community. A special thank you goes out to Gordon and Anita Murchie and the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association for providing the wines and personally overseeing the wine tasting portion of the evening. Their continued support over the last 11 years is inspiring! And thank you to MTVAC member Stephanie Melvin of  Wisteria Florals whose stunning floral arrangements always lend beauty and elegance to the evening.

To see more photos from this event, click here!


Mount Vernon Athletic Club has been a community fixture for 40 years. Providing outstanding Tennis programs, the facility is also a comprehensive health club offering a full fitness facility, exercise classes, expert personal training and an onsite Wellness Spa. Mount Vernon Athletic Club is located at 7950 Audubon Avenue in southern Alexandria. More information can be found at
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