ADVISORY, Jan. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Coaches vs. Cancer – a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches – will celebrate the 2013 Suits and Sneakers Corporate Challenge on Monday, January 28. Corporations are encouraged to join their favorite basketball teams in the fight against cancer by hosting a Wear Your Sneakers to Work Day, in which individuals make a minimum donation of $5 to Coaches vs. Cancer for the opportunity to wear sneakers to work. Over 130 companies will be participating nationwide, including KPMG, Merrill Lynch, and Foot Locker, Inc. To celebrate this event, Coaches vs. Cancer will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, Mike Rice, Head Coach, Rutgers; Mo Cassara, Head Coach, Hofstra; Mitch Henderson, Head Coach, Princeton; Gene Keady, Head Coach, St. John's; Kris Kim, Eastern Division Chief Operating Office, American Cancer Society; and Tina Cervasio, sideline reporter for the New York Knicks, will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, January 28, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
*As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i.
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About Coaches vs. Cancer:
The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.
Because cancer has touched so many of our nation's basketball coaches, Coaches vs. Cancer offers them the unique opportunity to fight the disease. Through integrated fundraising activities and public awareness campaigns, participating coaches are truly making a difference in the fight against cancer and are raising awareness in their communities about the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, and making healthy lifestyle choices.
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