American Cancer Society, Inc.

1100 Pennsylvania Ave

Kansas City, MO 64105

©2019 by Coaches vs Cancer Kansas City Season Tipoff

Lauren Gruber

Lauren.Gruber@cancer.org

(816) 218-7154

 

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 KC.

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COACHES VS. CANCER

KANSAS CITY EXPERIENCE

The fight against cancer can’t be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. That’s why the Coaches vs. Cancer Kansas City Season Tipoff is adapting to the unprecedented circumstances! Now, The Coaches vs. Cancer Kansas City Experience, will stream live on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM CT. Link to follow!

 

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 the 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.

 
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We are proud to partner with these six programs in the fight against cancer. Special thank you to each coach for using their platform and leadership to lead the fight for a world without cancer.

 

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

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

LAUREN GRUBER

LAUREN.GRUBER@CANCER.ORG

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

ATTN: COACHES VS. CANCER

1100 PENNSYLVANIA AVE

KANSAS CITY, MO 64105