IOWA CITY, Iowa — With the men’s basketball season over, one might be wondering what’s next for University of Iowa men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery. The acclaimed coach will be taking part in a benefit concert set for Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. (CT), featuring 2018 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year winners Old Dominion, Michael Ray and Brandon Lay.
“The team at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the artists have all been integral in the success of this concert,” said Margaret McCaffery. “We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness and funds in support of families facing adolescent cancer.”
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program. AYA combines the expertise of specialists at UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital to help patients ages 13 to 31 face the unique challenges of cancer by helping provide care during treatment and offering ongoing support for any issues and problems that might affect their lives later on. The program is strongly supported by coach McCaffery and his wife Margaret, whose son was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at just 13 years old.
Tickets are on sale at odhawks.urock.events.
About Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program
People between the ages of 13 and 31 face unique challenges when it comes to cancer. Certain cancers happen more often in this age group. Managing the demands of cancer treatment, school, work, and family commitments can be difficult. The AYA Cancer Program of University of Iowa Health Care is a program that combines the expertise of specialists at UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The AYA Cancer Program not only provides care for patients during treatment, but also for the issues and problems unique to this group that will affect their lives later on. To learn more visit uihc.org/adolescent-and-young-adult-aya-cancer-program.