January 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys varsity basketball team will face Oratory Prep at a very special game on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Gov. Livingston High School. This game is being dedicated to the fight against cancer. The night will include recognition for cancer survivors in the community, raise money and awareness of the American Cancer Society, and join the community together for a great night.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has a mission to promote awareness and healthy living among students, faculty, fans, and the community at large through the Coaches vs. Cancer events. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised nearly $85 million to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
Assistant Boys Varsity Coach Joe Reel, who also teaches at Woodruff Elementary School in Berkeley Heights, has organized the "Coaches vs Cancer" game at Gov. Livingston to honor those in the Berkeley Heights school community fighting the disease and to raise money for the cure.
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 and help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; being a support system for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; 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. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.