Lancers to Join Coaches vs. Cancer Awareness Campaign on Saturday

Grace’s men’s basketball team will be participating in the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend when the Lancers host Taylor on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The weekend of awareness is a joint effort of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Coach Jim Kessler and the Lancers’ coaching staff will swap out their dress shoes for sneakers with their usual game attire to demonstrate support for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to finish the fight against cancer.

College and high school coaches and teams who participate in Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend will help the ACS save lives and fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.  The Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. The Society is 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.

This year, fans can get involved by visiting www.cancer.org/suitsandsneakers and joining the Final Four Challenge. Between now and the Final Four, coaches and fans are on a mission to raise $400,000 in the fight against cancer. Together, we can help the American Cancer Society do the most to help people fight cancer today, and lead the search for cancer’s causes and cures.

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