Commodores coaches plan to blow the whistle on childhood cancer Saturday

Vanderbilt’s football coaches will wear gold whistles during Saturday’s game against Alabama-Birmingham to promote awareness for Coaches Curing Kids Cancer.

The organization was founded in 2004 and raises money for childhood cancer research through donations from youth sports teams in honor of their coaches.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“We had someone come and speak with us this summer who really had an impact on our team and our coaches and we really wanted to get involved with this,” Vanderbilt coach James Franklin said. “Obviously, with us having one of the world’s finest children’s hospitals right here on this campus that’s something that we’re very in tune to.”

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