University of Northern Iowa Athletics

01/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/21/2020 07:50

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The UNI men's basketball staff will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week from Monday, January 20 through Sunday, January 26.

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is when thousands of coaches, including Coach Jacobson and his coaching staff, will be wearing their sneakers to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and inspire hope. Their efforts, along with Coaches vs. Cancer supporters nationwide, will help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle and provide support to millions of cancer patients living in the US today.

The American Cancer Society is providing hope to millions of cancer patients and their families. The Society offers free rides to treatment, a live 24/7 helpline, and free lodging near hospitals for people dealing with every type of cancer.

The American Cancer Society is leading the fight for a world without cancer. The Society is proud to have contributed to the work that has resulted in a 25% drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States. That drop equates to 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2014. Progress continues and is currently estimated at 500 fewer cancer deaths each day.

Since the Coaches vs. Cancer program began over 25 years ago, college and high school coaches have raised over $115 million to attack cancer. If you or someone you know needs help or information about cancer please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit 'cancer dot org.'