Baptist Cancer Center to host pickleball tournament benefitting patient assistance fund


OXFORD, Miss. –Baptist Cancer Center-Oxford will host the Smash Cancer Pickleball Tournament on Friday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Jerry and Mary Lexa Patient Assistance Fund at Baptist Cancer Center-Oxford and help subsidize care, medication-related expenses, transportation, lodging, meals and other support services for patients who need assistance.

“We are excited to host a fun event to raise money for such a special cause,” said name, title . “The patient assistance fund is important to our patients who need it because it allows them to focus on their health instead of financial worries during their treatment.”

The tournament is limited to 125 players, and the deadline to register is Sunday, March 19. For complete details, visit

Baptist Cancer Center provides world-class cancer care close to home throughout Baptist Memorial Health Care’s tristate service area of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The center takes an interdisciplinary approach to patient care and offers treatment, research, support services, community education and the area's first genetic counseling and testing program for cancer. In addition, Baptist Cancer Center has the Mid-South's first adult myelosuppression unit, which provides specialized care for patients who have received chemotherapy that interferes with blood cell production or stops bone marrow activity. In 2021, Baptist Cancer Center launched a multifaceted initiative called the Mid-South Miracle aimed at reducing lung cancer deaths in the Mid-South 25% by 2030. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook.