For the last 5 years the University of Minnesota Gopher Men's Basketball team, my husband, Richard and I have been involved in the Coaches Vs. Cancer initiative. We host an annual event and have raised over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program. Our event continues to grow each year and we are happy that we have been able to help in some way. This year I wanted to get even more involved in hopes that i could raise money through another channel outlet for this great cause. We have all been touched by cancer in some aspect and too often lately i have seen families torn apart by this terrible disease. I find that people being diagnosed seem to be getting younger and more frequent. Please join me in pledging to help this great cause in hopes that we can make the treatment process less stressful for patients and families.