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Bo Ryan, American Cancer Society team up for annual Coaches vs. Cancer gala

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Who says Bo Ryan ever experiences an offseason? By our count, his season with the Badgers goes from around November through March (yes it went into April this year), but his help in the fight to defeat cancer goes all year round. Ryan and the American Cancer Society teamed up on Saturday night to hold the annual Wisconsin Coaches vs. Cancer gala at the Kohl Center. Each year the bar gets raised at this event. In 2012, around $420,000 were raised and in 2013 they destroyed the event record giving around $700,000 to cancer research. Now in 2014, the goal is to reach a new high, getting to $750,000. Though no cure for cancer has been found to this point, coach Bo Ryan still feels events like this one are well worth the effort.

"Good things have happened," Ryan said. "Better detection techniques, better treatment and a lot of good things have happened and many different forms of cancer have been put way back."

"I'm hoping this is the last time you would ever interview me because that would mean we found the cure. Until then we do whatever we can."
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