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Coaches vs Cancer Basket “Ball”

September 13, 2021

Join us on September 13, 2021, at the Albany Capital Center for an evening co-hosted by the men’s basketball coaches & their wives from the University at Albany and Siena College. This night will celebrate the impact that Coaches vs Cancer has had on our mission locally.

Coaches vs Cancer Bigger Than the Game

Past Honorees

2019 Patrick McCaffery, Joseph Girard III & Jeff Jones (Old Dominion)
2018
Clarkie Carrol, Daniel StClair & Mike Hopkins (University of Washington)
2017
Mary Ann Donnelly, Doug McClaine & Mike Brey (University of Notre Dame)
2016 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation & Tom Izzo (Michigan State University)
2015 Fran and Margaret McCaffery (University of Iowa) & Peter Hooley
2014 Jim Calhoun (UConn) & Rick Bennett
2013 George Karl (Denver Nuggets) & Don Bassett
2012 Bobby Cremins (College of Charleston) & Bob Curley, John Murray and Ken Raymond
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011 Steve Lavin (St. John’s University) & The Teeing Off On Cancer Committee
2010 Brian Fruscio (Albany Academies) & Matt and Jacob Shell
2009 Jamie Dixon (University of Pittsburgh) & Brendan Finneran
2008 Gary Williams (University of Maryland) & Joe Watroba
2007 Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph’s University)
2006 Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University)

Coaches vs Cancer Youth Initiative

The Coaches vs. Cancer School and Youth Initiative is a program designed to encourage student-athletes, coaches, fans, parents, athletic directors and local communities to become involved and make an impact in the fight against cancer.

From basketball courts to lacrosse fields and from football fields to running tracks – any COACH, TEAM, REFEREE, COMMUNITY MEMBER and BUSINESS can be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program!

Contact us today to join our team!

    “Broke out of my pre-surgery quarantine today for a mammogram. It’s sad that it felt like a party!  In all seriousness though, it can be hard as a cancer patient to get all of our other routine appointments in. Sometimes I feel like I have so many appointments & am at the health clinic so often already that I just don’t want to add anything else. But getting our mammograms or our annual well checks or having that funky mole checked out is really important too! So here’s your friendly reminder to make those appointments! Stay healthy!" -Julie
    April is #esophagealcancerawarenessmonth. Cancer of the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) starts when cells in the lining of the esophagus begin to grow out of control.

Read more about what’s new in esophageal cancer research at the link in our bio!
    After working with our incredible website team at @sm2dev, we are so excited to share our updated @acs.hopeclub page! Be sure to check out our local offerings that include support groups and yoga, as well as a list of other support services in our area! Don't see something you're looking for? Message us and let us know!
    #TesticularCancer is a serious disease that affects nearly 10,000 men each year. But it is also treatable if caught early. Make sure you get in and get checked this April for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. #testicularcancerawareness #testicularcancerawarenessmonth
    Today is #Worldhealthday! It's time to build a fairer healthier world for everyone, everywhere. Inclusion and equity are critical to our mission, and reducing cancer disparities by race and ethnicity is an overarching goal of the @americancancersociety and the @acscan.
    The fight against cancer doesn't look the same for everyone. Racism, poverty, and other inequities make a person's cancer journey all the more challenging.​
The fact is, anybody can be diagnosed with cancer. To really create a world without cancer, we need to make sure every person benefits from advances in cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment so they can thrive, no matter their background. 

ACS is committed to reducing cancer disparities among people of color, who are disproportionately burdened by cancer and experience greater obstacles. #nationalminorityhealthmonth 

Learn more at the link in bio!
    “...The hardest thing right now is the mental part of having cancer. The fear is so real and the worrying of what’s coming. It’s a tough road ahead, treatments are cumulative, and that scares me. The psychological part of being diagnosed with cancer isn’t being addressed well in treatments. You're left on your own to deal with all those emotions. It’s hard to stay positive all the time, depression, doubt does creep in. One tool was “just for today”, a form of daily meditation. Today’s JFT goes... "We are no longer fighting fear anger guilt, self-pity, or depression." Just for Today: I accept that my feelings of depression won't last forever. I will talk openly about my feelings with my sponsor or another person who understands. I am grateful for my time in recovery and I am calling on that experience to help me thru this journey of another kind.” 

-Rodger

If you were just diagnosed or need someone to talk to, our cancer helpline is here for you 24/7/365. 1-800-227-2345
    🔹HPV is a very common virus. Most men and women who have ever had sexual contact will get HPV at some time in their lives.
🔹There is no treatment for HPV, but in most cases it goes away without treatment 🔹Most HPV infections that lead to cancer can be prevented with vaccines. We encourage everyone to take action to learn about HPV, and how to manage the risk of HPV related cancers. 

To learn more visit cancer.org #hpvawareness
    Hey Capital Region! For the first time, we have all area colleges and universities working on one joint event, Relay For Life of the Capital Region Campuses is next weekend! Sign up is $15 for a few more days, be sure to sign up at www.relayforlife.org/CRCNY and select your campus as a "local company" while signing up.

Join us as we continue to fight for a world without cancer!