“When we learned just how much cancer patients are being impacted by COVID-19, we knew WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.”
– Will & Jamie Brown, University at Albany Men’s Basketball Coach
Broadway shows have stopped. Dinners out with family and friends have stopped. The tournament has stopped. But cancer hasn't stopped. So neither have we.
While COVID-19 has forced us to hang up our jerseys before the pinnacle of the college basketball season, we’re now united on one team facing a common and relentless opponent – cancer.
This is an unprecedented time with so much uncertainty but the American Cancer Society has a defensive plan in place to ensure support for those in need.
Since March 8, the Society has received more than 25,000 calls to the 24/7 Cancer Helpline (800-227-2345) with questions like:
· Is going to treatment worth the risk of getting infected? Or should I delay chemo?
· My treatment was just postponed. What do I do now?
· I’m a cancer survivor that works in the healthcare field. Is it safe for me to go to work?
In addition, the American Cancer Society has offered its Hope Lodge facilities to healthcare partners, to provide respite for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Both cancer patients and healthcare professionals need us now more than ever – and Coaches vs. Cancer is here to help.
Donate any amount to join our team & help us recruit others too!