Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Support Fight Against Cancer
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today encourages West Virginians to support West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins in the “Inspiration is Contagious” contest to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, WV.
“We each know someone who has been affected by cancer. For Coach Huggins’, that person was his beloved mother who passed away from colon cancer,“ said Governor Tomblin. “When a loved one is fighting cancer we often feel helpless. Today, you can help support cancer research by voting for Coach Huggins’ in this national competition.“
ESPN and Infiniti teamed up for the contest where fans can vote for their favorite college coaches and the charities they support. Coach Huggins is in the final four and faces competition from Frank Haith of Missouri, Thad Matta of Ohio State and Dave Rose of Brigham Young University. If Coach Huggins wins, the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment, which aids cancer research and helps West Virginia families fighting cancer, will receive $100,000.
To vote daily visit www.espn.com/infiniti before March 09, 2012 when the winner will be announced.