Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, February 1, 2020. Upsilon Nu came out to support the 8th annual “Coaches for the Cure.” The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and make a donation to benefit cancer survivors. The Cancer Walk and Basketball Game was held at the Arthur Ashe Center. The cancer walk began at 8am and the basketball games began at 2pm. All of the proceeds will benefit the Massey Cancer Center. Brother Gregory Parham coordinated the participation of Upsilon Nu and the donation of $250.00 to support this worthy cause.
We have a number of programs we support annually as part of our Health Initiatives. Such as, Relay for Life, Diabetes Walk and Kidney Walk. “We are happy to add this event to our list of community supported programs,” stated Brother Gregory Parham.
One of the cancer survivors in attendance was, Joy Leath. “Because of the support just like today with Team Loaded, I am able to move forward and it just gives me a sign that God is saying keep going I’ve got you,” Ms. Leath said.
“Today we want to tell cancer no and say yes to the survivors and say yes to the cure. We’ve all been impacted by the ugly disease of cancer in so many ways so today we just want to stand against cancer and celebrate life," Director White said. During the start of each of the five basketball games, cancer survivors are presented with checks. Each player participates in the walk as well. “This hopefully will help them understand the importance of giving back to the community and that it is not just about basketball,” stated Coach Tye White.
“This is a great way for Upsilon Nu to kick off Black History month here in Richmond, Virginia. We also have members of Upsilon Nu participating today as judges, at the Delta Sigma Theta 30th Oratory Contest at the Franklin Military Academy,” stated Basileus Michael Swain.