Walt Beazley

Arkansas Laces Up Against Cancer Tuesday Night

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas men’s basketball coaching staff will take part in Suits And Sneakers Awareness Week on Tuesday night, a nationwide event where basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause, saving lives from cancer.

On Tuesday night when the Razorbacks tip-off at Vanderbilt, Arkansas will join coaching staffs around the nation in wearing sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening, and early detection.

Head coach Mike Anderson and his staff will have special gold laces on their white Nike sneakers, designed specifically to honor Lacey Holsworth, an eight-year-old college basketball fan who passed away from cancer in 2014.

These special gold laces are symbolic of the efforts to eliminate pediatric cancer and can be purchased at all Shoe Carnival stores while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Princess Lacey’s Legacy.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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