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Over $90,000 raised

MSU Suits and Sneakers

Coach Tom Izzo, Lupe Izzo and Community Chairperson Lisa Hildorf thank all those who got in the game with Coach Izzo’s Coaches vs Cancer Suits and Sneakers Challenge!


We had fierce, friendly competition this year that resulted in a 71% increase over last year’s fundraising total ($53,000+). Your efforts towards this are greatly appreciated and will help the estimated 57,600 Michigan residents who will be diagnosed with cancer with year! Bracket winners receive two adult tickets to the Breslin Bash held in the FALL. 

We had a new team, Delta Dental of Michigan, challenge Auto-Owners Insurance Company this year. Delta Dental of Michigan brought their A game, contributing $30,000! Alas, it was not enough to beat our overall winner and undefeated Community Champion, Auto-Owners Insurance Company. Who will receive 50 tickets to the Breslin Bash. Please join us in congratulating them on another fantastic season!


2017 Bracket Winners


Auto Owners Insurance Company 


Delta Dental of Michigan (Rookie Team of the Year)



Merrill Lynch

MSU Federal Credit Union


Flagstar Bank (MVP)

Gillespie Group


Capital National Bank 

Gilbert and Blake’s


Dusty's Cellar 

Okemos High School


East Lansing High School 

Fowlerville High School


Lansing Catholic High School (Spirit Award)

Fraser Trebilcock  


Honigman Miller Swartz & Cohn LLP

Pizza House



Grand Ledge and Everett High School


St. Joseph Catholic School

Lexus of Lansing 


Okemos Auto Collections

Ingham County 


Valley Dental Spa

Jackson High School Vickings


Alaiedon Elementary

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee JK&T Wings

Together over $90,000 was rasied to help free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.

Thank you for lacing up your sneakers and joining our team to beat cancer!

Coach Tom and Lupe Izzo and Community Chairperson Lisa Hildorf

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The Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week, January 23-29, 2017, is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise awareness about the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission, and promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support. While coaching games during the week, coaches wear sneakers with their game attire as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.

The community in Lansing joins their favorite coach in the fight against cancer by hosting Wear Your Sneakers to Work Days or fundraising events at school athletic games.

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The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge will swept the country during the February 2017 college basketball season! Teams are squared off to see who can score the most 3-point shots, and to raise the most money to help save lives from cancer.  


Special gold shoelaces, created in memory of young MSU men's basketball super-fan Lacey Holsworth, are now available for purchase at Shoe Carnival locations and online.  Basketball fans from across the nation are encouraged to purchase these gold laces and “lace up” to further our mission and support the fight for a world without pediatric cancer.





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