Summer 2006 Forward to a Friend



COACHES VS. CANCER

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S COACHES VS. CANCER PROGRAM HAS A STRONG COMMITMENT FROM THE BASKETBALL COACHES IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA, WHERE SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. SERVES AS A CORPORATE SPONSOR.


In Philadelphia, the men’s basketball coaches from six major universities have a passion for something in addition to basketball, and that’s their work to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Last year, the lineup of coaches included Fran Dunphy (University of Pennsylvania in 2005, moving to Temple), John Chaney (Temple, now retired), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph’s), Jay Wright (Villanova), John Giannini (La Salle) and Bruiser Flint (Drexel). Fran Dunphy is the national Coaches vs. Cancer program chairperson.

These men have a powerful national presence, and their commitment to the program has encouraged a growth in fundraising through the last few years. Local Philadelphia fundraising has included such charity events as golf tournaments, BasketBall galas and Tip-Off Breakfasts. The breakfasts are held the day after Selection Sunday for the annual NCAA tournament, and they feature panels of coaches discussing team choices.

Subaru also sponsored a free-throw Shootout between the Philadelphia coaches at the last Philadelphia International Auto Show. This special event showcased the partnership between Subaru and the American Cancer Society. The Subaru contribution to the American Cancer Society was based on the number of free-throws the coaches made.

Across the country, coaches who are involved in the program contribute by their personal appearances and by leveraging their relationships with influential members of the community. They encourage involvement through their advocacy, enlisting help from school students as well as the most prominent local citizens. Most of all, the coaches contribute their passion for the cause of finding a cure for cancer. This is particularly true of the coaches from Philadelphia who are involved in the program.

For more information about becoming involved in the fight against cancer, go to www.cancer.org.










































These men have a powerful national presence, and their commitment to the program has encouraged a growth in fundraising through the last few years.