Coach Bill Self Tips Off Fight Against Cancer with Coaches vs. Cancer Luncheon

Oct. 29, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas Basketball Coach Bill Self will tip off this year’s season of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Noon at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence. The Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer luncheon includes a Midwestern buffet, silent auction, and remarks by Coach Self about the upcoming Jayhawk basketball season. Tickets to the event are $30 per person to benefit the American Cancer Society. Space is limited and reservations must be made by Nov. 5, by calling Angie Karr at (785) 273-4422 or (800) 359-1025.

Coach Self hopes he, his players, and coaches can help make a difference in the fight against cancer. “When cancer strikes, it affects us all,” says Coach Self. “Similar to an unstoppable offense, no one is immune to its strength and agility. I want to end this suffering and defeat this tyrant. That’s why I’ve volunteered with the American Cancer Society in their Coaches vs. Cancer program. I need Jayhawk fans to help me put cancer on the defensive by joining my team. Together, we will outscore this opponent and win.”

The University of Kansas Basketball Team will be scoring points in the fight against cancer with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Three-Point Attack, a pledge program for college basketball fans. Individuals, businesses, and organizations can pledge a certain amount for each three-point basket their teams make during the regular season. Fan contributions assist the research, patient services, advocacy, and prevention programs of the American Cancer Society. Coaches vs. Cancer is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, National Association of Basketball Coaches, and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association that is dedicated to reducing the risk of cancer in youth. For more information about cancer or the Coaches vs. Cancer program, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit their Web site at

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.