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Coaches Vs. Cancer Events Raise $742k

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Marcy and Mark Few's Coaches vs. Cancer program in Spokane, Wash., is pleased to announce that the 12th annual "Coaches vs. Cancer Weekend" (August 23-24, 2013) raised over $742,000 for the American Cancer Society and other local cancer-fighting organizations. Of the total monies raised, over $238,000 will go towards ensuring the children affected by cancer in the Inland Northwest region continue to have the opportunity to attend a summer camp free of charge in 2014 and beyond.

"We can not thank the Spokane community enough for their continued support," said Marcy Few, who along with her husband, serves as co-chair of the weekend events. "The sponsors, participants, celebrities, volunteers, and so many others make this event a continued success every year and helped make this year's event the best ever. The support is truly humbling and inspiring."

Since its inception in 2002, Coaches vs. Cancer in Spokane has raised more than $6.7 million, including more than $1.2 million specifically for the children's summer camp. Funds from this year's paddle raise will be donated directly to the camp's operating fund to ensure that the previously discontinued camp will continue in 2014 and beyond.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a joint effort by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and communities to help win the fight against cancer. Coaches vs. Cancer in Spokane, WA, is focused on raising funds to support the American Cancer Society and other local cancer-fighting organizations.

For more information, please contact Jerid Keefer at (509) 499-4692.

Courtesy: Jerid Keefer, Coaches vs. Cancer