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BU to host Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader on Saturday
January 6, 2014
VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton University basketball teams and the American Cancer Society will join forces as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Program during the Bearcats’ doubleheader on Saturday at the Events Center. The Bearcat women face Maine at 2 p.m. followed by the men’s squad squaring off against UMass Lowell at 4:30 p.m.
Head women’s coach Nicole Scholl has pledged five dollars for every point her team scores in its game against the Black Bears while men’s coach Tommy Dempsey has also pledged five dollars per point against UMass Lowell. In addition, both coaching staffs will wear attire in support of the Coaches vs. Cancer program.
The first 1,500 fans on Saturday will receive a Bearcats Pink Ribbon T-Shirt which commemorates the program’s role in the Coaches vs. Cancer Program. The American Cancer Society, meanwhile, will be setting up tables during the doubleheader with information and activities to raise awareness in the fight against cancer.
“We are looking forward to working with Binghamton University this weekend,” said Spencer Waldman of the American Cancer Society. “Through efforts like Coaches vs. Cancer, the American Cancer Society brings together communities to increase cancer awareness, promote healthy lifestyles and save lives.”
Coaches vs. Cancer® is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs. Coaches vs. Cancer provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the Society’s lifesaving cancer research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts. The program has raised more than $25 million since its inception in 1993 to benefit the Society’s missions.