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Baker Donelson's Second Annual Comedy for a Cause Event Raises Funds for UT Cancer Institute

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(Knoxville, TN / September 29, 2015) Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative recently partnered with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to host the second annual Comedy for a Cause benefiting gynecologic cancer patient needs and gynecology cancer awareness and education at the Cancer Institute at the UT Medical Center.

Comedy for a Cause, which took place on September 10, raised more than $8,000 for UT Medical Center's Gynecologic Cancer fund through sponsorships and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. The nearly 230 attendees were treated to a comedy show by Karen Mills, who has been a nationally touring comedienne for more than 20 years and is an ovarian cancer survivor. LeAnn Mynatt, a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Knoxville office and an ovarian cancer survivor, along with Dr. Larry Kilgore and Dr. Kristopher Kimball from the UT Cancer Institute, also addressed the crowd, discussing the three main types of gynecologic cancers and their warning signs.

"Increased awareness is a vital weapon in our fight against gynecologic cancer," said Ms. Mynatt. "Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative was very proud to once again partner with UT Medical Center's Cancer Institute to raise awareness through laughter. Our hope is that this event and the funds we raised will make a real difference in our ongoing mission to help others who face the battle against gynecologic cancer."

Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative is committed to creating an environment where female attorneys thrive, increasing the Firm's ability to provide unparalleled client service. Baker Donelson believes that encouraging and supporting women leaders creates an environment of innovation and inclusion that better serves the Firm's clients and communities.

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