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Binghamton University’s basketball teams to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer program
BU basketball teams to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer program
February 3, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—In honor of loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer and in memory of those who have died from the disease, the Binghamton University men’s and women’s basketball teams have joined the team to fight cancer and are raising money to support the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program.
Interim men’s basketball coach Mark Macon and women’s basketball coach Nicole Scholl will both be making a donation based on the number of points their respective team scores on February 5 and 12. This year fans can participate by making pledges for every 3-point bucket that is made in each of the games.
On February 12 the women’s basketball team will unveil custom pink uniforms to celebrate the event. In addition, the first 2,000 fans in attendance at the women’s game will receive a pink t-shirt as we “Pink Out” the building. Fans are encouraged to were pink clothing to that game.
“Together, through efforts like Coaches vs. Cancer, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with more birthdays,” said Amy Payne, Senior Director, Special Events for the American Cancer Society.
“We are excited to once again take part in the Coaches vs. Cancer event and hope to “Pink Out” the Events Center! We cannot thank the American Cancer Society enough for all of the hard work they put into raising money to help save lives.”Scholl said.
“I think it is a wonderful gesture for the coaches around the country to contribute to the cause for cancer. In some way cancer has affected everyone’s lives whether personally in one’s family or outside of it,” Macon said.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches and their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in a variety of national and local events.
Funds raised through the Coaches vs. Cancer program support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Funds support patient service programs such as Look Good…Feel Better (LGFB). LGFB is a free one-time service offered by the American Cancer Society that teaches female cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments beauty techniques and gives them wigs to help enhance their appearance and self-image.
Since its inception in 1993, more than 500 coaches and their spouses have raised nearly $40 million through the Coaches vs. Cancer program to help the Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information and education, advocate for public health policies that benefit the community and provide free programs that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
For more information about Coaches vs. Cancer or the programs available to Southern Tier residents by the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Tickets to the games can be purchased at the Events Center box office or by visiting www.bubearcats.com.