Coaches vs. Cancer Jerseys, Shorts Available In Online Auction
Feb. 12, 2014
The special jerseys and shorts (limited number) worn by the Marquette University men's basketball team against Villanova on Jan. 25, 2014 in support of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers Weekend will be available to the highest bidder in an online auction.
GoMarquette.com, the official website of Marquette Athletics, will host the auction and all proceeds will benefit the fight against cancer.
The Marquette and Villanova men's basketball staffs will join more than 4,000 basketball coaches from across the country as they lace up for the fight against cancer and step out of their loafers, oxfords, and wingtips and into sneakers during games as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, set for January 24-26.
Between now and the NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament on April 5, coaches and fans are on a mission to raise $400,000 in the fight to end cancer. Together, in raising $400K, we can help the American Cancer Society continue work like promoting screening to find cancer early, conducting research into cancer's causes and cures, and providing free services to people who are going through cancer so they can focus on getting well, all of which have helped decrease cancer death rates by 20% over the past two decades.
The nationwide event raises awareness about the fight against cancer, highlights the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing a person's cancer risk, and promotes the American Cancer Society's free programs and services available to those facing cancer. v The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program seeks to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty and staff, fans and the community at large.
Since its inception in 1993, the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer initiative has raised more than $87 million to support the Society's mission.