Wheelock Women’s Basketball Hosts ‘Coaches vs Cancer’ Game


Wheelock Women’s Basketball Hosts ‘Coaches vs. Cancer’ GameA version of this story originally appeared on wheelockwildcats.com.

The Wheelock College women’s basketball team — with Missy Traversi, head women’s basketball coach — teamed up with the American Cancer Society to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches and teams help people with cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. To date, the program has raised more than $87 million toward the American Cancer Society’s mission.

During the Wildcats’ game against Elms College on Feb. 7, fans had the opportunity to take part in fundraising activities that benefit the life-saving work of the American Cancer Society and its Coaches vs. Cancer initiative.

Fans can also support the Wildcats’ fundraising efforts online by visiting their Coaches vs. Cancer team page where you’ll read this Wildcats message: “By forming a team for Coaches vs. Cancer, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Cancer is a fierce opponent, but our team is committed to helping the American Cancer Society raise awareness about what we can do, together, to help end this disease. Our mission is clear — keep fighting for the day when no one hears the words ‘you have cancer.’ Please join us in the fight — donate to our team and help us save lives!”

Donations collected on-site will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information about how to donate, please contact Greg McKeever, Coaches vs. Cancer coordinator, at greg.mckeever@cancer.org or (508) 270-4823.

For more information, please visit coachesvscancer.org, or find the program, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.