Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hanging with the Fashionable Final Four festivities to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer

Fashionable Final Four festivities got underway at the Atlanta Hilton Saturday, when Juli Boeheim, wife of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim; and Cindy Fox, wife of UGA basketball coach Mark Fox; joined TLC star Lori Allen for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer charity luncheon and boutique shopping event.

They asked me to host the fun and inspiring luncheon, which benefited the American Cancer Society.

"I am frazzled. I won't lie about that,"

Mrs. Boeheim said.

(Among her responsibilities this weekend as Syracuse plays in the Final Four: coordinating which family members get tickets, where they are sitting and so forth).

I said "Hats off to Juli. She could be up here saying: 'Sucks to be you!'"

"This year's really special," Juli said. "It's the 20th year of Coaches vs Cancer and the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society. The platform coaches have is unbelievable. It's a joy and a blessing. Silence won't finish the fight (against cancer). Only action will. Any one of us can do immeasurable things."

Look for me today singing the National Anthem for the NCAA Division II men's basketball finals on CBS.