Thursday, February 21, 2013
Coaches vs. Cancer
[from the American Cancer Society website]
The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Coaches vs. Cancer helps increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty and staff, fans, and the community at large through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.
In Martin County, we're hosting TWO Coaches vs. Cancer events. The first occured at Shoals High School last Friday. The second is occuring at Loogootee High School tonight. We are a small county with not much of a population. But we've been attacked by cancer on many fronts and we have a lot of dedicated citizens that want to make a difference. Way to go, Martin County! You're doing good things!