Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting the health of our survivors, caregivers, sponsors, volunteers and broader community, we have made the difficult yet necessary decision to suspend the Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala on April 18.
When the risk associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus) has subsided, we will consider options for a new event date – this could include a digital alternative. Until then, we appreciate your understanding as we work to balance concerns with the need to advance our mission. We will keep you updated along the way, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Please also follow us on social media to stay connected.
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 special keynote speaker retired BYU coach and 10+ pancreatic cancer survivor, Dave Rose. 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.