Binghamton University to host Coaches vs. Cancer activities
Binghamton University basketball teams and the American Cancer Society will join forces to fight cancer during Coaches vs. Cancer weekend, January 20-21.
At both the women's game at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 20, against Vermont and the men's game at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 21, against Vermont, there will be several fundraisers designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Binghamton fans can have their photo taken with Baxter the Bearcat for a $5.00 donation. They can also make a pledge based on the number of points the Bearcats score during the game. Kids can take a shot at a mini-hoop to win prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be held at each game. Fans can also make monetary donations to ACS.
Other activities include a free Body Mass Index (BMI) screening and a tobacco education/lung machine demonstration, information on physical activity and nutrition, a prostate cancer support group and general health will be available.
The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University and United Health Services will sponsor both games.
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 basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs. Coaches vs. Cancer provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the Society’s lifesaving cancer research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts. The program has raised more than $25 million since its inception in 1993 to benefit the Society's missions.