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Basketball teams to host Coaches vs. Cancer games Feb. 21 and Feb. 25

All procedes to benefit the American Cancer Society

February 20, 2012


Basketball teams to host Coaches vs. Cancer games Feb. 21 and Feb. 25

American Cancer Society Website

The Binghamton University men’s and women’s basketball programs will host their annual Coaches vs. Cancer games this coming week as they entertain America East rivals. The men’s event will take place on Tuesday, February 21 as the Bearcats tip-off against Vermont at 7 p.m. at the Events Center. The women will then host New Hampshire at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Events Center. The Coaches vs. Cancer games will raise funds to help support American Cancer efforts to help people in Southern Tier area stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

In addition to supporting lifesaving American Cancer Society research, education and advocacy, the money raised by the Coaches vs. Cancer games will be used to support patient service programs in the Southern Tier area. Programs such as Road to Recovery, which provides free round-trip transportation for cancer patients to doctor visits and treatments, and Reach to Recovery, which helps breast cancer patients cope with their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, will benefit from the games.

Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. For 24-hour cancer information, call toll free 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program 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.

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