Denver Nuggets Head Coach George Karl is no stranger to battling cancer as he is a two-time cancer survivor. Since his recovery, he has dedicated a good percentage of his time to not only coaching, but also sharing his story as a survivor of cancer. George Karl will have the opportunity next week to share some of those stories as he most recent speaker added to the eighth annual Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast on Oct. 12. The event is held by UNC coach Roy Williams’ to raise funds for cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In recent years, they have raised over $1.2 million for cancer research.
Karl, who is a winner of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, is actively involved with several cancer-related organizations and will share his powerful story of survivorship. George Karl has beaten prostate cancer and neck and throat cancer. What is miraculous is he came back to coach every game of the 2010-11 season, becoming the seventh NBA coach to record 1,000 career wins.
Tickets are still available for the breakfast and auction at unclineberger.org/fastbreak.
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Watch George Karl Speaking about the upcoming season: