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Fews’ Coaches vs. Cancer raises $727,500

Mark and Marcy Fews’ Coaches vs. Cancer event in Spokane last weekend raised $727,500 toward the fight against cancer. That brings the nine-year total to nearly $5 million.

More below.

The ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer event hosted by Mark and Marcy Few last weekend was a huge success with $727,500 raised for the fight against cancer, making this the second most successful event in the organization’s history.  The monies raised include over $125,000 in Camp Goodtimes scholarships, a medically supervised week-long camp for children ages 5-17 affected by cancer.  This year’s event brings the nine year total close to $5 million. 



Marcy and I continue to be humbled by the generosity of the Spokane community and Gonzaga family,” said event co-chair Mark Few. “This weekend was a great opportunity for us to celebrate the wins, acknowledge the losses and come together to further the battle.”



Celebrity guests included returning emcee and ESPN Analyst, Jay Bilas; Brigham Young University Head Coach and cancer survivor, Dave Rose; former University of Arizona Head Coach and Hall of Famer, Lute Olson; ESPN Play-by-Play Commentator, Sean McDonough; Boise State University Head Coach, Leon Rice; and New York Knicks Center and former Gonzaga Basketball player, Ronny Turiaf.



Mark and Marcy Few will prepare to host their tenth annual event August 26 – 27, 2011.


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