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Cancer awareness initiative part of weekend basketball games at AU

ALFRED, NY -- Coaches for this weekend's women’s and men’s basketball games hosted by Alfred University will be wearing sneakers as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend.

Suits and Sneakers is a national event designed to raise awareness about Coaches vs. Cancer and the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. During games this weekend, coaches and coaching staff nationwide are wearing sneakers with their suits while coaching games to remind college basketball audiences about the many ways people can reduce their risk of cancer.

The event is promoted by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society.

The AU women's team takes on visiting Nazareth at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, with the men's matchup to follow at 8 p.m. The AU women take on St. John Fisher at 2 p.m. Saturday and the men's game follows at 4 p.m.