Over the past twelve years, Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin has raised more than $7.7 million and remains the largest Coaches vs. Cancer program in the country! This elegant evening will draw in more than 700 prominent individuals from Wisconsin’s business and philanthropic community and will feature live and silent auctions, honorary tributes, an extraordinary strolling dinner and a special keynote speaker (to be announced!). More details on the 13th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala will be released soon!

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches and communities nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993, Coaches vs. Cancer programs have raised nearly $115 million for the American Cancer Society. In the state of Wisconsin, the American Cancer Society is currently investing $8.6 million, with $6.7 million of that right here in Madison at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

Former Wisconsin Men's Basketball Coach Bo Ryan and wife Kelly have been the inspiration behind this event. Learn more about their involvement.







To date, we have supported
279 grantees
and invested 
in cancer research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

$54.7 million

In 2018, Wisconsin Coaching Legend
Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly, established the Coaches vs. Cancer Bo Ryan – Jay
Holliday Families Fund with a
to fund research at the Carbone Cancer Center

$500K gift

We are currently funding
across Wisconsin totaling
more than $8.6 million, with $6.7 million
of that funding researchers
here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison 

14 grants

More than
volunteers have helped Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin raise over $7.7 million 
since its inception in 2008 and become the LARGEST
Coaches vs. Cancer program in the country

100 LOCAL 

We helped deliver over 800,000
low- or no-cost cancer screenings in undeserved communities and are the
         trusted source
      for cancer 


Since 2005, we have provided over
free rides to treatment
and 4 million nights of free lodging
to cancer patients nationwide.

8.5 million



Lauren Gruber



American Cancer Society

Attn: Coaches vs. Cancer WI

725 Heartland Trail, Suite 301

Madison, WI 53717

© 2019

American Cancer Society - Madison

American Cancer Society

725 Heartland Trl. #301

Madison, WI 53717

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Lauren Gruber