Robinson to Wear Sneakers for Coaches vs. Cancer Event

Jan. 29, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson will join hundreds of coaches nationwide this weekend in a national Coaches vs. Cancer event where coaches and their staff will wear sneakers along with their game attire during contests broadcast throughout the country this weekend.

By wearing sneakers with their suits, participating coaches demonstrate the importance of cancer prevention and early detection and that the American Cancer Society can help by providing free, lifesaving information, resources, and services.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and raise funds to fight the disease through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities.

Since its inception in 1993, coaches across the country have raised more than $45 million through the Coaches vs. Cancer program to help the Society educate and empower people to avoid cancer or find it early, help people facing cancer make decisions and overcome obstacles in their personal fight, invest in research that yields groundbreaking discoveries into cancer's causes and cures, and help pass laws that fight cancer and keep our communities healthy.

For more information, please visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

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