Fred Hoiberg and Fran McCaffery coach rival teams on the court, but off the court they’re both all in against the same opponent – cancer.
McCaffery and Hoiberg reunited Tuesday just a few weeks after we saw them together at Coaches Versus Cancer.
In Ames, they teamed up for This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation, an offshoot of the popular book and upcoming movie about teenagers fighting cancer, The Fault in Our Stars.
McCaffery’s son, Pat, has thyroid cancer just the like the girl who inspired the foundation.
Fran’s wife and Pat’s mom, Margaret also made the trip to Ames.
“It’s an emotional book for anybody but particularly for a parent of a child who’s going through this illness especially because it’s the same,” Margaret said.
Fran and Margaret say Pat has a full body scan coming up soon, and they’re optimistic.