Jan. 11, 2010
- This season, the Auburn University Men's Basketball team is in a face-off worthy of the Final Four, but a victory here doesn't mean a trophy or a national championship. In this challenge, winning means saving lives. The Auburn Tigers are part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program, teaming up with the American Cancer Society in the fight of a lifetime.
As part of Coaches vs. Cancer, the Tigers are hosting a silent auction event at their upcoming game against Kentucky. Items include sports memorabilia, area golf packages, AU fan attire, spa packages and much more. Money raised from the AU Coaches vs. Cancer event funds the American Cancer Society's research initiatives, patient services and educational campaigns that encourage healthy lifestyle choices, like avoiding tobacco, staying active and eating a healthy diet.
The 2010 Coaches vs. Cancer Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 16th during the Auburn vs. Kentucky men's basketball game.
Cancer is a tough competitor, but the Auburn University Athletic Department is committed to beating it. They are excited to be able to support the American Cancer Society's efforts through this program and hope that fans will rally for such an important cause.
Since the alliance of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society in 1993, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has delivered lifesaving messages to thousands of young Americans about staying cancer-free.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. .as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
To make a donation to the Auburn University chapter of the American Cancer Society or for more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 334.502.5115 or visit the AU vs. Kentucky game on January 16th. Please send your donation to Coaches vs. Cancer, ATTN: Randall Malone, P.O. Box 351, Auburn AL 36831.