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Monday, February 7, 2005
NASHVILLE --- Fans who attended and a regionally-televised audience that tuned in to see the Tennessee State men's team roll to a 100-65 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night, may have noticed "special footwear" being worn by Coach Cy Alexander and his staff. The Tiger coaching staff participated in The Coaches vs Cancer program and wore sneakers on the sidelines along with the Morehead State staff for the Tigers-Eagles matchup. The Coaches vs. Cancer program unites the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the strength and celebrity of the nation's basketball coaches to reduce cancer risk through education programs and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Feb. 5-6 was the Coaches vs. Cancer National Awareness weekend where the NABC had asked coaches and their staffs around the country to wear sneakers at their games to show support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Since its inception in 1993, the program has raised more than $22 million to benefit the Society's efforts in cancer research, advocacy, education, and patient services. This program enables the American Cancer Society to support important work, including groundbreaking research that saves lives, education, advocacy, and patient services.