Coaches vs. Cancer®

The Coaches vs. Cancer program was created in 1993 by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The program exists to leverage the strength, community leadership and celebrity of our country’s basketball coaches to fight cancer. The program raises awareness to the cancer problem and in turn, reduces cancer risk through education programs while raising funds for American Cancer Society research, advocacy, education and patient services programs. Since its inception, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has raised more than $30 million to benefit the American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization.

More than 410 men's and women's college basketball coaches participate in Coaches vs. Cancer initiatives across the country. In Pennsylvania, they are:


Allentown College
of St. Francis de Sales
Bloomsburg University
Bucknell University
Cedar Crest College
Drexel University
East Stroudsburg University
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Kutztown University
LaSalle University
Lafayette College
Moravian College
Lehigh University
Muhlenberg College
Penn State University
Philadelphia University
Saint Joseph's University
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
Villanova University
Westminster College
Wilkes University
York College

For more information about your local Coaches vs. Cancer programs, click on the links below.

Coaches vs. Cancer of Philadelphia

Coaches vs. Cancer of Penn State

Coaches vs. Cancer of Pittsburgh

To join your favorite coach's team or to participate in Coaches vs. Cancer events, check out our national Coaches vs. Cancer page, or contact your local American Cancer Society office at 1.888.227.5445, option 3.