Weber to Advocate Funding for Cancer Research
Sept. 27, 2010
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois head basketball coach Bruce Weber will participate in a Capitol Hill rally on Tuesday, urging Congress to increase federal funding for cancer research and prevention programs. Weber is one of four college head coaches involved in the event along with Dave Rose (BYU), Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech) and Steve Donahue (Boston College).
The coaches will team up with cancer survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), an organization that supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
Weber will make the trip to Washington, D.C. as a representative of Coaches vs. Cancer (CvC), a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The group of more than 2,000 Division I, II and III college basketball coaches has made the commitment to beat cancer, raising nearly $50 million since its inception to fund cancer research.