Donahue To Be Recognized By American Cancer Society Saturday
Aug 30, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Head men's basketball coach Steve Donahue will be presented with the 2013 American Cancer Society Sandra C. Labaree New England Volunteer Values Award during the first half of Saturday's football season opener against Villanova.
The American Cancer Society annually recognizes 45 Society volunteers from New England whose actions and service in the fight against cancer most exemplify the organization's values.
"I think it's my responsibility with the position I'm in to try and do as much as I can for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society because I think I can make an impact," Donahue said. "If that helps others get involved - which I think it has a tendency to do - then I really feel a deep responsibility to do that. I worked for Fran Dunphy at Penn. I saw how much he was involved, the impact he had and the impact we can make as head coaches against this deadly disease. It's just the right thing to do."
Donahue has spearheaded the annual Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic and the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast. The 5K has raised more than $16,000 to date with the third annual race being held on September 14.