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Cancer finds worthy opponent in Coach Calipari

LEXINGTON Ky. - Want to own a piece of University of Kentucky basketball history? Now you can! Coach John Calipari is auctioning off an autographed pair of sneakers he wore at the UK-LSU game during the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer weekend.

The memorabilia package also includes a signed piece of the 2012 National Championship floor and two lower level tickets for the UK-Miss State basketball game on February 27 at Rupp Arena. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The program empowers athletic coaches, their teams, and communities to join in the fight against cancer and help raise awareness and funds through year-round educational efforts and fundraising activities. Since 1993, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has delivered lifesaving messages to thousands of young Americans about staying cancer-free.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 12 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or the Coaches vs. Cancer program, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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