CONCORD -- After three months of planning, Concord School held five successful Coaches versus Cancer PINK games on Feb. 7. The effort, which included the participation of all the coaches, staff, concessions and spectators pulling together to fight against cancer, raised $500 to go to the American Cancer Society.

Concord's Coaches vs. Cancer day was held at the school's Dickson Gym and included varsity and middle school boys and girls teams as well as the 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade teams.

"The American Cancer Society is very grateful for the hard work and support they received from the Concord School and would like to thank Athletic Director Karl Goulding for their participation in the Coaches vs. Cancer program," said Community Events manager Brian Casalinova. To participate in the program or for more information, contact Casalinova at (207) 344-9495.

Coaches vs. Cancer is collaboration between the American Cancer Society and college and high school coaches. The program exists to leverage the community leadership and celebrity of the country's finest coaches to raise cancer awareness and reduce cancer risk through educational programs, while raising funds for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and services.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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