Finding a cure for brain tumors and providing support to brain tumor patients and their families is a cause that’s very close to David’s heart. David has been a staunch supporter of the cause since 2009, participating every year in the Race for Hope-DC, rappelling down a skyscraper in San Diego as part of ABC2’s Over the Edge for Brain Cancer, and hosting other various fundraisers all in memory of his older brother, Adam, who passed away from the disease. Since 2009, David and his fans have raised over $1.6 million for brain cancer and brain tumor research through the Race for Hope and other fundraising projects.
David is excited to be returning to Kansas City, Missouri June 2-3 to join hosts Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, David Koechner, Heidi Gardner, and their celebrity guests for this year’s Big Slick Celebrity Weekend. This will be David’s eighth year participating in this annual fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City.
The Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic was canceled in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022.
In 2023, it’s unknown at this time if David and his fellow stars from the tennis and entertainment worlds will return to this fun charity event that raises money ($24+ million, since 1989) to fund programs for at-risk children and their families.