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Lady Eagles Raise Funds for Cancer Society

2/27/2011

Coach Carol Halford and the Williams Baptist College women's basketball team participated in the fight against cancer during the month of February. The entire effort raised $450.00 for the American Cancer Society. This is the second year that the Lady Eagles have worked with ACS. Last year, they raised $345.00.

The Lady Eagles wore pink “Eagles Crushing Cancer” t-shirts during their warm-ups at each home game. These shirts were for sale in both pink and blue for all of the fans and students. An information table with cancer facts for women and men, along with screening guidelines, was set up to educate fans on the importance of early detection. WBC Cheerleaders passed buckets throughout the stands during half time breaks. 

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The program 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 evolved from a concept championed by Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri's men's basketball program, cancer survivor, and member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He started the program by challenging fans to pledge a dollar amount for every three points made by his team during the season.

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