The NBA Coaches Association is joining forces with NBA Referees in wearing purple wristbands in support of referee Greg Willard who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The special bands, worn to bring about more awareness to the disease, are being provided by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Said Association President Rick Carlisle, “At the end of the day we are all one NBA family. Wearing these wristbands will raise the visibility of this devastating disease, highlight the important mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and show our support for long time referee, Greg Willard.”
Both the coaches and the referees will wear the special bands for the month of November. For more information on how you can help this month, please visit http://www.pancanvision.org.
We encourage you to take a moment and see how you can help!