Athletes vs. Cancer (AVC) is an industry-wide fundraising program that unites sports entertainment, athletes, sports fans and the community in the fight against cancer. AVC wants to save lives and assist in ending cancer forever. Through our annual charity sporting events (e.g., golf tournaments, celebrity basketball games) and many other fundraisers throughout the year, Athletes vs. Cancer puts efforts into raising money to help secure mobile cancer screening vans that will visit low-income neighborhoods and give free resource support and education, create awareness of the disease, provide screening opportunities and deliver subsequent support to cancer patients and their families. NBA Athlete, Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers, started Athletes vs. Cancer in memory of his mother, Ann Barnes, who passed away twenty-six days after being diagnosed with several types of cancer in November of 2007. Ann's passing was abrupt and devastating to her friends and family, which led Matt to wanting to prevent others from losing a loved one without the opportunity of having the knowledge and proper resources that can assist in early detection and treatment. In 2008, Matt launched Athletes vs. Cancer worldwide to get athletes more involved by joining together to educate, bring awareness and motivate people to get regular cancer screenings. A voice and outreach ability are the most powerful tools we have; Matt and Athletes vs. Cancer want to use theirs to save lives. Fighting Cancer Forever!