CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As a coach, George Karl is generally a general, but he’s also a soldier — he has fought cancer twice, and he continues to fight it with his passionate voice, albeit strained from radiation.
Karl is helping the NBA, ESPN, The V Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a crusade against cancer. From Sunday until March 4, the NBA will raise awareness and money. The V Foundation, which funds breakthroughs in cancer research, is raising funds to support the research at St. Jude, according to the league. And 100 percent of donations to The V Foundation from this campaign will go directly toward cancer research benefiting St. Jude’s patients.
St. Jude, based in Memphis, Tenn., serves children battling cancer, without charging families to pay for treatment.