Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend

by: cancercompass

Kicking off its seventh year this Saturday is the Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend.

Benefitting the American Cancer Society (ACS), college basketball coaches - who usually wear nice dress shoes with their suits on game day - will don sneakers with their usual formal attire during the weekend to show their support of ACS.

"We may be battling on the court night in and night out, but as coaches, we're on the same team when it comes to reminding our basketball community and our fans about taking an active role in reducing our risk of cancer and in fighting back on behalf of those who face a cancer diagnosis," Lon Kruger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas coach told SI.com. "Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend is all about challenging us all to get involved in the fight for every birthday threatened by cancer in every community."

According to SI.com, the initiative has raised over $60 million since 1993.