Coaches vs Cancer
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Thank You to our 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball” Partners

 
 

Join Us

September 22, 2022

Join us for an “upscale pep-rally” hosted by the coaches and wives from The University at Albany and Siena College Men’s Basketball Programs

The night brings hundreds of sports enthusiasts together for food, drinks, auctions, and to celebrate local survivors & cancer fighters.  Each year we have at least 1 special “celebrity guest” from the basketball world! 

Timeline

VIP Reception: 6:00-7:00pm
General Reception Doors Open: 6:30

2022 Honorees

Inspiration Award

Gerry McNamara

Syracuse University

Champion of Hope

Anthony Marino

Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award

Evan Franz & Joeseph Carista

Location:

Albany Capital Center
There will be complimentary parking in the attached parking garage

Attire:

Cocktail attire with a pop of school spirit encouraged!

Support Today!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about becoming an official sponsor for this event by clicking the button below or by visiting our Sponsors page.

Follow Us On Social Media For All Updates!

Instagram: @americancancersocietyevent

Facebook: @americancancersocietyevents

Twitter: @ACS_CapitalReg

LinkedIn: American Cancer Society of the Capital Region

See below for our “Hall of Fame” our honorees of the past!

OUR HALL OF FAME

2021 Jon Scheyer (Duke University) Jim Hart & Jenna Meier
2020 Colin Clive, Coach Ali Jaques & Coach Marc Rybczyk
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!

    We are officially kicking off #breastcancerawarenessmonth tomorrow and encouraging you all to help us Paint The Town Pink.

Pick a day to have your colleagues friends or families Wear Pink and make a donation to the fight against breast cancer. You can make a donation page for free at makingstrideswalk.org/Albany or to a Real Men Wear Pink participant that you know! 

And don’t forget to send us pictures / tag us on social media so we can share!
    We are committed to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Today we re-introduce ourselves as the only organization improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer. #EveryCancerEveryLife
    No rivals on the court tomorrow night! We can't wait to see you all back together fighting for our cancer community! #coachesvscancer #cvc
    Summer is coming to an end but we’re taking a look back at our favorite party we had this summer, the 2022 Red, White & Blue Party! Thank you to all you showed your support for the cancer community and our honorees making this an amazing night we won’t soon forget!#rwb2022 #redwhiteandblueparty #rwb ❤️🤍💙 🎥@ironglassny
    📣ONE WEEK! We are so excited to bring the community together to honor and celebrate our 2022 Honorees and the Capital Region's fight against cancer! 🎟Tickets are still available at the link in bio! 🎥 @ironglassny