CANCER, MEET

YOUR MATCH.

It's about more than one night - it's about leading  the fight.   Where devoted volunteers, philanthropic companies and world class basketball coaches meet, you'll find Coaches vs. Cancer Kansas City.

 
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WELCOME

to the 14th annual Coaches vs. Cancer KC Season Tipoff! We are excited to have you join us for a beautiful evening on the Northeast Apron Concourse of Hy-Vee Arena on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The Tipoff Event will bring together prominent individuals from Kansas City’s business and philanthropic community and will feature live and silent auctions, honorary tributes, a special mission speaker, and appearances from your favorite coaches from K-State, UMKC, MU and KU.

To ensure the health and safety of our attendees, this year's gala will be outdoors at Hy-Vee Arena. However, for those that are unable to attend in person, we invite you to participate in the live auction, click the link below!

 

Interested in Sponsoring? Volunteering? Attending? Donating? All of the above?

You have come to the right place.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Bill Self
Kansas

Bruce Weber
Kansas State

Cuonzo Martin
Mizzou

Billy Donlon
UMKC

Jacie Hoyt
UMKC

five programs.
one goal.

TEAMING UP TO FIGHT CANCER

ONE GAME
AT A TIME

 
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REGISTER

PARTNER WITH US

MAKE A DONATION

THE TIPOFF AT A GLANCE

Sneak peak of the 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer KC Season Tipoff Gala.

You can team up with our lead supporters, our coaches, including Bill Self, Bruce Weber, Cuonzo Martin, Billy Donlon and Jacie Hoyt, to protect cancer patients and preserve the future of cancer research.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches and communities nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, Coaches vs. Cancer programs have raised nearly $115 million for the American Cancer Society.

OUR LIFESAVING MISSION

 

The American Cancer Society has invested more than $4.8 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer and improve patients' quality of life.

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To date, Coaches have raised over $115 million for the for the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program.

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We are currently  funding

13 grants across Missouri totaling over $6.6 million*

in research.

We raised $225K+ at the 2019 Coaches vs. Cancer KC Season Tipoff, with over  103K+ designated

to life-saving pediatric cancer research.

175+ patients received over 2,000 free rides to cancer treatment via our Road to Recovery program.

*numbers through August 2018

The Kansas City Hope Lodge provided 10,000+ free nights of lodging to patients and their caregivers in 2018.

Guests have come from all 50 states and various countries to stay at the Kansas City Hope Lodge.

With our portfolio of programs and services, we supported 2,500+ patients and caregivers in the Kansas City Metro through their cancer journey.

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We are currently funding

6 grants across Kansas totaling over $2.7 million*

in research.

*numbers through August 2018

In 2018, families saved an estimated $1.8 million in hotel expenses by staying at the Kansas City Hope Lodge.

CONTACT

JACKIE PAYNE
JACKIE.PAYNE@CANCER.ORG


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
ATTN: COACHES VS. CANCER
P.O. BOX 171335
KANSAS CITY, KS 66117