It's no secret that we as a society have had to learn to navigate many unforeseen circumstances since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Each person has their own challenges and obstacles to overcome, however we've
learned that cancer patients and survivors are among some of the highest impacted populations.
The American Cancer Society remains committed to supporting cancer patients, survivors and caregivers
through these trying times. As we adapt to our new normal we ask for your support to invest in future
generations through our 2021 Coaches vs. Cancer Gala, presented by Hy-Vee.
We remain optimistic that we will be able to host our 2021 event at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des
Moines, Iowa however we remain committed to analyzing the climate of the pandemic between now and then
as the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, survivors and staff are our number one priority.
As we adapt to the changes that are presented in front of us, our commitment to save lives, celebrate lives
and lead the fight for a world without cancer remains true and we ask for your support to join us along the
For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National
Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the
American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. Because of their passion and
dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide.
Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported
the American Cancer Society in helping to save more lives from cancer. Since 1993, coaches
have raised more than $110 million for the American Cancer Society.