Coaches dressing down for cancer
Suits, sneakers the high-fashion sideline look for weekend
The American Cancer Society, the National Association of Basketball Coaches and more than 4,000 college basketball coaches will lace up to fight cancer during Suits and Sneakers Weekend.
Friday through Sunday, coaches will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
The Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend is a nationwide event when coaches across the country unite for a common cause -- saving lives from cancer. Coaches and their staff are encouraged to wear sneakers with their game attire while coaching games during the weekend 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 to for free information, help, and support.
This year, fans have the chance to get in on the action. When you donate $5 to Coaches vs. Cancer by texting "COACH" to 20222 or donating online any time between Jan. 21 and April 9, you'll be entered for a chance to experience the thrill of college basketball as a true insider.
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