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John Cooper to attend Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-off Breakfast
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University men's basketball head coach John Cooper will join area coaches to promote cancer awareness and kick-off the upcoming basketball season at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at the Wildhorse Saloon with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. with the program slated for a 7:30 a.m. start.

The breakfast is open to the public and for $30 per person, fans will receive breakfast while catching insight into the upcoming season from the ultimate insiders, the coaches.

Coach Cooper, Coach Rick Byrd of Belmont University, Coach Scott Sanderson of Lipscomb University and Coach Kevin Stallings of Vanderbilt University will be there to share their thoughts and answer questions. 

"We have all been affected by cancer in some form or fashion, so, I am excited to join my fellow colleagues in promoting cancer awareness," said Cooper. "One of the goals of Tennessee State University men's basketball is to take advantage of every opportunity to serve the public while assisting in generating consciousness of vital health issues." 

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.


Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse Saloon -
120 2nd Ave. N - Nashville, TN 37201-1902 - (615) 256-9453
Breakfast 7:00 am/Program 7:30 am
$30.00 per person
For reservations or more information:
Call 327-0991 or 1-800-227-2345

For cancer information anytime, call 1.800.227.2345 or visit