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BC Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Slated For September 14

June 21, 2013

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College men's basketball coach Steve Donahue and the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program will team up to host the third annual Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic on Saturday, September 14.

The run and walk will start and finish in front of Conte Forum.

In 2012, the race drew more than 250 runners. Participants included Boston College student-athletes, faculty, staff, alumni, and local residents and raised more than $8,000.

"The support from Coach Donahue, Boston College athletics, and alumni and friends of Boston College has been overwhelming not just in terms of participation in a growing 5K, but in all endeavors that raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program," said Katy Meagher, the Society's Program Manager for Coaches vs. Cancer. "There exists a strong bond between the college basketball community and Coaches vs. Cancer, and we're excited for the opportunity to grow this relationship at Boston College and throughout New England."

Coaches vs. Cancer 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 coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

Register today for this year's event by clicking here.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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