Suits And Sneakers™ Awareness Week
January 19-25, 2015
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 are encouraged to wear sneakers with their suits while coaching games to:
- Raise awareness about the fight against cancer.
- Share the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one’s risk of the disease.
- Promote the American Cancer Society as a place for people facing cancer to turn for free information, help, and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
During the week of January 19-25, hundreds of local and national basketball game broadcasts will help focus on the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission and messages about how everyone can fight back against cancer. Non-televised games allow everyone in attendance to get in on the fight with public announcements within the arena. It’s as simple as lacing up your sneakers!
Join the fight against cancer and support Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week!
About Coaches vs. Cancer
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.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. While marking our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org to learn more.
Please contact us with any questions at CoachesvsCancer@cancer.org.