BOSTON, Mass. – On Saturday, January 26th, the Wentworth Institute of Technology men's basketball team will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers initiative put on by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the American Cancer Society.
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer. Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening, and early detection. Head Coach Arlen Galloway and his coaching staff will wear sneakers with their suits this Saturday in the Leopards' Commonwealth Coast Conference contest against Roger Williams University (3:00 PM). Donations to the American Cancer Society can be collected upon arrival to Tansey Gymnasium on Saturday, or, you can donate at any time, here.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, coaches have raised over $100 million for the American Cancer Society.
Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri's men's basketball program, cancer survivor, and member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, provided the vision and inspiration for the Coaches vs. Cancer concept. He started the program by challenging fans to pledge a dollar amount for every three-point shot made by his team during the season. The concept evolved into a nationwide effort uniting coaches, fans, players, and communities across the country to fight cancer.
For more information on Coaches vs. Cancer and how you can help, please visit www.cancer.org .