Coach Mike Martin to Team Up With Cancer Survivors to Call on Congress to Increase Funding for Cancer Research and Prevention

Providence, RI– September 6, 2016 – Brown University Head Basketball Coach Mike
Martin will put rivalries aside and team up with other Division I basketball coaches
and Rhode Island cancer patients and survivors in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday,
Sept. 13 to urge Congress to make cancer a national priority.

Joining hundreds of cancer-fighting advocates from the American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Coach Martin will emphasize that the federal
investment in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs is vitally
important to help maximize progress against this disease. The event is part of the
annual ACS CAN Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, which will bring more than 700
participants, including cancer patients and survivors from all 50 states and nearly
every congressional district to Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to support a
federal increase in funding for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute
(NCI).

The coaches are members of Coaches vs. Cancer®, a nationwide collaboration between
the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This
group of more than 2,000 Division I, II and III college basketball coaches has made
the commitment to beat cancer, raising more than $87 million since its inception to
fund cancer research.