to the 14th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala! We are excited to have you join us for a beautiful evening on the rooftop of the Monona Terrace on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The gala will bring together prominent individuals from Wisconsin’s business and philanthropic community and will feature live and silent auctions, honorary tributes, a special keynote speaker (to be announced!), and appearances from Coach Bo Ryan and other coaches across the state. In addition to this year's gala, the Board of Ambassadors is excited to announce the 1st Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Golf Outing to be hosted at Maple Bluff Country Club on Monday, June 28, 2021. Sponsors and participants will enjoy an incredible day of golf while raising funds to help the American Cancer Society save lives.
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the fight against cancer. Right now, the mission is at risk like never before. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and businesses, and ACS is no exception. Failing to invest now means fewer preventative tools, fewer treatment options, lost progress towards a cure, and ultimately, more deaths from cancer in the future. We simply cannot let that happen.
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 over $130 million for the American Cancer Society. Over the past thirteen years, Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin has raised more than $8.1 million and remains the largest Coaches vs. Cancer program in the country! ACS is currently funding over $4 million in cancer research right here at home at the University of Wisconsin - Madison!