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Coaches vs. Cancer Bo Ryan - Jay Holliday Families Fund

Beating cancer takes every approach, every idea, and every person. Thanks to your support, there are more cancer survivors in Madison and around the country than ever. But, there is still more work to be done. Former University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly launched the Coaches vs. Cancer Bo Ryan - Jay Holliday Families Fund in 2018 with an initial investment of $500,000 to support cancer research at the Carbone Cancer Center. Thanks to you, it has fully-funded four cancer research projects and we hope to add to that total this year.

100% of all donations will support ACS-funded research at Carbone Cancer Center through the Coaches vs. Cancer Bo Ryan - Jay Holliday Families Fund.

Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin is is thrilled to announce its 2022 Fan of the Year and this year's featured speaker!


Bill Buchholz is a two-time stage IV cancer survivor and was the CEO and president of Buchholz Planning Corporation. Bill is incredibly passionate about cancer research and is a proud supporter of the Carbone Cancer Center. We are honored to be joined by him and his wife, Signe, at this year's Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala.


Oregon, Wisconsin native Coach Shaka Smart of the Marquette Golden Eagles is coming "home!" Coach Smart has quickly become comfortable in the Midwest where his first season at the helm lead to an NCAA tournament bid. Coach credits building relationships as his program's top priority which has helped build a strong family atmosphere. Coach Smart and his wife, Maya, have been involved with Coaches vs. Cancer for several years and we look forward to welcoming them back to Madison on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hilton Monona Terrace!

Hosted By

American Cancer Society - Madison
Questions? Contact Ben White


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI, USA

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