Night of Discovery Honorees
The American Cancer Society is proud to celebrate four of our most generous and impactful partners in the fight against cancer.
Corporate Partner - Chevrolet
Since 2011, Chevrolet has been a partner in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, raising over $13.8 million to fund the future of groundbreaking breast cancer research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, and provide access to lifesaving screenings. Chevrolet and participating dealers across the United States have supported more than 100 Making Strides events across the country through event sponsorships, team participation, and customer engagement.
Community Impact - Coach Carol Hutchins
Carol Hutchins is the University of Michigan Softball Coach. Hutchins founded the Michigan Softball Academy in 2010, a one-night on-field clinic for adults that raises funds for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Since then, Hutchins and the Michigan softball program have raised more than $1.3 million for the American Cancer Society.
Legacy - Coach Tom Izzo
Tom Izzo is the Michigan State University Men's Basketball Coach. Since 2006, Spartans Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo and his wife, Lupe, have worked with the American Cancer Society through the Suits and Sneakers Challenge and Coaches vs. Cancer initiatives. Together, with the Lansing community, the Izzos have raised over $1.1 million dollars and counting for the mission of the American Cancer Society. Coach Izzo, his wife Lupe, and the entire MSU basketball family have been an integral part of engaging the Greater Lansing community in the fight to end the cancer burden, and we’re grateful for all their efforts.
Individual Impact - Ken & Kristen Lingenfelter
For five years, Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter have opened the Lingenfelter Collection, a warehouse of more than 250 Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics, to the public for a special event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In that time the Lingenfelters have donated more than $125,000 to ACS.