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  • Fort Osage's Suits and Sneakers event scheduled for next month

  • Fort Osage’s 6th annual Suits and Sneakers game is scheduled for next month. The Feb. 15 event helps to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.

     

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  • Fort Osage’s 6th annual Suits and Sneakers game is scheduled for next month. The Feb. 15 event helps to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.
    Fort Osage High School Boys Basketball coach Josh Wilson and his team are selling “Wall of Hope” cards. These cards will be on sale for $1 and can be purchased from Coach Wilson. The cards will be displayed at the high school.
    This year the team will also be selling lavender T-shirts. The shirts are $10, and the money raised is donated to Coaches vs. Cancer. Contact Coach Wilson at 816-650-7260 or by e-mail at jwilson@fortosage.net for ordering information for the shirts or for a name to be included on the Wall of Hope card.
    The T-shirts will be delivered Feb. 13. which is when the money will be due.
    Please make checks out to FOHS or the American Cancer Society.
    Suits and Sneakers is a national event that is designed to raise awareness about Coaches vs. Cancer and the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. Coaches and coaching staff nationwide are encouraged to wear sneakers with their suits while coaching games during this weekend to remind basketball audiences about the many ways people can reduce their risk of cancer, like eating right, exercising, making healthy lifestyle choices and following the American Cancer Society's recommended cancer screening guidelines. The event is promoted by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society.
    Because of the efforts of college and high school coaches across the country, Coaches vs. Cancer participants have raised nearly $45 million since 1993 to help save lives by educating and empowering people to avoid cancer or find it early, helping people facing cancer make decisions and overcome obstacles in their personal fight investing in research that yields groundbreaking discoveries into cancer’s causes and cures and helping pass laws that fight cancer and keep the communities healthy.
    To learn more about Coaches vs. Cancer, visit cancer.org/coaches or call 1-800-ACS-2345.
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