Coaches vs Cancer

On September 22nd, Bouchey Financial Group had the honor of attending one of the Capital Region’s most unifying events the Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball”. This was an evening where the Siena and U-Albany men’s basketball teams came together to recognize and celebrate cancer fighters and survivors. The event was run by the American Cancer Society®, which has invested over $5 billion in cancer research since 1946.[1]

The 2022 Honorees of the evening featured Syracuse’s Men’s Basketball Coach Gerry McNamara; Executive Vice President of The American Cancer Society’s Northeast Region, Anthony Marino; and two local fighters and baseball lovers, Evan Franz and Joeseph Carista. Each Honoree’s story was inspiring and emotional in their own regard, however, the invariable theme that united them together was cancer. During the ceremony, those whose lives were affected by cancer were asked to stand. About 90% of the attendees that evening stood, and every single Bouchey team member was one of them.

Our team members: Vincenzo, Catherine, David, and Edward were proud to represent Bouchey Financial Group. Edward, our Portfolio Analyst, said “[Coaches vs. Cancer] was a great event for a great cause. It was nice to see the community come together in support.” Sharing a similar sentiment, Vincenzo said, “It was a great opportunity for the Capital Region community to get together and support a common cause.” Our Director of Operations & CCO, David shared “[Coaches vs. Cancer] was a beautiful evening hosted at the Albany Capital Center joining sports fans from all over the Capital Region in our fight against cancer. Gerry McNamara delivered a moving speech about his father’s battle with cancer and highlighted the importance of organizations like Coaches vs. Cancer.” Lastly, our Associate Wealth Advisor Catherine closed with “Coaches vs. Cancer is a reminder of how special life is and how unfair it can be. Seeing everyone unite under bittersweet circumstances for a great cause was uplifting.”

The event raised about $300,000 which will go towards financially supporting fighters, research, and preventative care.

[1] Research On Cancer | Cancer Researcher | American Cancer Society