Coach Bill Self Tips Off Fight Against Cancer

Nov. 3, 2005


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. 10, 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, as well as an appearance by special guest Bonnie Henrickson, KU women’s basketball coach. Tickets to the event are $30 per person to benefit the American Cancer Society. Space is limited and reservations must be made by Nov. 4, by calling Angie Karr at (785) 273-4422 or (800) 359-1025.

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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 and National Association of Basketball Coaches 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.