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McKay and Staff to Wear Sneakers Saturday

January 30, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Ritchie McKay and his staff will take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers on Saturday.

Ritchie McKay and his staff will take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers on Saturday.

Ritchie McKay and the Liberty men's basketball coaching staff, in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the American Cancer Society, will take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, which will be held Friday-Sunday.

During the Flames' game at Radford on Saturday, McKay and staff will wear sneakers with their suits to show support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program. In addition, Liberty women's basketball head coach Carey Green will sport sneakers during his team's contest versus Winthrop on Saturday.

"It is a privilege to join efforts of the many who continue to fight for a cure of this awful disease," said McKay. "Most of us, including myself, have lost a loved one abruptly from cancer."

Coaches across the nation are working to raise awareness among high school and college basketball audiences about the fight against cancer and the importance that nutrition and physical activity play in reducing people's risk of the disease. One-third of cancer deaths could be prevented with proper diet and exercise.

"There are many battles out there to combat," commented McKay. "But I am excited that the NABC is joining in the fight to bring more awareness about cancer."

Coaches vs. Cancer® is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the NABC that empowers basketball coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer. The program leverages basketball coaches' personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence to increase cancer awareness and raise funds to fight the disease through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities. Since the program's inception in 1993, more than 500 coaches have raised nearly $40 million to support the Society's efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

To learn more, visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345.