Men's Basketball |
Oct. 4, 2011
Order Tickets Here (Beginning Oct. 7)
CINCINNATI - Southwest Ohio college basketball fans, your opportunity has arrived to hear about your favorite team's upcoming season. Basketball coaches Charlie Coles (Miami University), Mick Cronin (University of Cincinnati), Chris Mack (Xavier), Archie Miller (University of Dayton), and Billy Donlon (Wright State University) will debate and discuss the season then unite to fight back against cancer.
The Coaches vs. Cancer Southwest Ohio 2011 Tip-Off Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati from 8 to 10 a.m. This event offers guests a morning of food and fun as coaches and sports media personalities discuss who they think will earn top honors this coming season. Special guests will include Coaches vs. Cancer National Chair, Phil Martelli of St. Joseph's University and event honoree Jack Cassidy of Cincinnati Bell. Tickets are $75 each and will be available on Oct. 7. For more information and for tickets, please visit coachesvscancerbreakfast.org or call 888-227-6446 ext 4220 (limited space available).
All proceeds from the event will support the American Cancer Society's mission to stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.
"I am honored and excited to be involved with Coaches vs. Cancer," Cronin said. "We are going to do all we can as coaches in southwest Ohio to make a difference in the fight against cancer. I am extremely passionate about this battle and very committed to our goal. I have no doubt that our universities will take pride in coming together to help us raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. I know we as coaches have developed a bond and feel the reality and importance of the cause. Please join us at our inaugural tip-off breakfast."
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers athletic coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer.
"People think that heroes have these extraordinary skills and they don't," Martelli said. "They are ordinary people who make extraordinary efforts. And anybody that helps Coaches vs. Cancer is a hero because you're making an extraordinary effort."
The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of these coaches to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities. Since the program's inception in 1993, high school and college basketball coaches and their spouses from across the country have raised more than $70 million to support the Society's work to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.