Lavin, 80 College Coaches Raising Prostate Cancer Awareness

The ship might have sailed on this, but it’s worth noting that over 80 college coaches from 30 different conferences donned blue bow ties in support of On the Line’s national “Statement Week.” St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin, who underwent successful surgery to treat prostate cancer in October, wore his blue bow tie at last Saturday’s game against Notre Dame: “‘This weekend both St. John’s and Notre Dame coaching staffs will wear stylish blue bow ties for On The Line’s prostate cancer awareness week,’ said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. ‘My father Cappy Lavin is now a 21 year prostate cancer survivor. And as a result of my successful prostate cancer surgery on Oct 6, 2011, I’m now cancer free. It is critical that men have annual checkups to find out their PSA score. Early detection can save lives.'”