Coaches vs. Cancer and Comprehensive Cancer
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is proud to support the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic May 19-21. The event brings to Las Vegas the biggest names in college basketball coaching, and features the return of former UNLV head coach, Lon Kruger. Kruger, who now coaches at the University of Oklahoma, has remained a popular fixture in the Southern Nevada community with Coaches vs. Cancer. Additionally, Lon’s son, Kevin Kruger, was hired as an assistant coach for the UNLV men’s basketball program in April of 2019. Kruger, who was the point guard on UNLV’s 2007 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 team as a senior under his father.
Comprehensive partners with Coaches vs. Cancer’s golf tournament, as well as Coaches vs. Cancer college basketball games in November and December (LINK 1). These games and tournaments are part of a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities and organizations to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Coaches vs. Cancer is going to raise more than $1 million net in 2019, which means they will have raised more than $5 million net over the event’s 12-year history.
This initiative, supported by Comprehensive, leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities and advocacy programs. Since 1993, the program has raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society.
“At Comprehensive Cancer, we’re proud to partner with Coaches vs. Cancer to help raise awareness about cancer treatment and research,” said Jon Bilstein, Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Cancer Centers. “These events allow us to share the stories of our patients, survivors and their families to help demonstrate the reason why supporting cancer research is so important.”
For this year’s golf tournament, Comprehensive is sharing the story of two patients who formed a bond through their diagnosis and who have been on the frontlines of several fundraising and awareness events in the community.
American Cancer Society – Improving Health & Wellness
American Cancer Society provides tips, tools, and online resources to help people set goals to improve health by quitting smoking, eating healthier foods, and maintaining an active lifestyle. These resources are shared at local events, in schools and through other methods such sites at hospitals and treatment centers where the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program provides one-on-one guidance to people facing cancer through every step of their journey. This type of patient support, paired with the compassionate cancer care provided by the team at Comprehensive Cancer Centers, ensures patients are well cared for in all areas of treatment.
Supporting American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has phone lines that are open anytime, day or night, to connect people with the answers they need. Each year, the organizations provide support to nearly one million individuals who call us at 1-800-227-2345. The organization offers help through social media channels, as well as through its website, cancer.org, which offers access to the latest information and news on cancer care and helps people locate programs and services in their area. Also found online is a support community for cancer survivors and caregivers to share their stories and find support including finding transportation to and from their treatments, and the organization may offer free lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers.
In addition to the Coaches vs. Cancer events, Comprehensive Cancer Centers has worked very closely with American Cancer Society for many years. The local affiliate provides our patients with social services, including rides to and from treatment, volunteers at our treatment centers and workshops of their Look Good, Feel Better program. We are grateful for our relationship with American Cancer Society and are proud of the work they do in our community to support cancer patients. We are especially proud of all the work they do to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Comprehensive Cancer in the Community
Comprehensive has built a unified team dedicated to helping those in need throughout the Southern Nevada community. The practice’s cancer care team and providers regularly participate in several community events annually that raise awareness about research and support for many worthy causes. Each year, members create company-sponsored teams for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure as well as the St. Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race, which supports the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. Rose Program.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help
Physicians at Comprehensive Cancer Centers provide a variety of treatment options for patients with cancer, blood disorders, breast health conditions, pulmonary disease and sleep disorders. We also offer genetic risk assessments through cancer genetic counseling and groundbreaking treatment options through clinical research. To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350.
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