The event, named "Oliver & Vicky Purnell's Tigerfest 2008", will be held Tuesday, October 7 at the Madren Center pavilion.
The event will run from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and will feature live
entertainment, food, and beverages. A silent auction will also be
held, with all proceeds benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. All tickets
to the event will be pre-sold for a $100 donation. Anne Koutoufas
(656-2217) of the men's basketball office will be the contact person
for ticket information.
"We can and will make a difference in the fight against cancer,"
Purnell said. "I'm asking all of you and anyone that hears me to
join in this battle and win!"
The American Cancer Society figures from 2007 state that 559,650
people will die from the effects of cancer in just one year. This
averages out to approximately 1,500 people per day. Other figures
from 2007 approximate that over 1.4 million people will be diagnosed
with cancer during a one-year time frame.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American
Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches
(NABC) that empowers coaches to make a difference in the fight
against cancer. Since the concept was adopted in 1993, more than 500
coaches are involved in the program and more than $40 million has
been raised to increase cancer awareness.
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