In 2011, Stephen York Coleman, lost his courageous three year battle against brain cancer. He was only 37 years old. Tailgating Against Cancer finds inspiration in supporting other cancer patients, their families and physicians who take on the battle against cancer. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for a fellowship in medical oncology at The University of Tennessee Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Stephen fought his illness with perseverance, courage, determination, and dignity. His legacy will continue as the family raises funds in his memory through Something for Stephen.Donate
Read about Tailgating Against Cancer in the news! We have been supported by many people and organizations, including news and media, that have helped us continue to get the word out about cancer awareness and the opportunities to fight it.
First 2 Fellows under the Stephen York Coleman Fellowship, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 4/11/23
UTGSM Announces the Stephen Y. Coleman Endowed Fellowship in Medical Oncology and the Dale C. Wortham MD Endowed Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 4/18/22
Coleman Oncology Fellowship John L Bell, MD, UT Medical Center 5/21/20
Al Wilson returns to Tennessee to help fight against cancer, Taylor Vortherms, The Daily Times, 5/19/19
UT Cancer Center receives $70,000 donation for "Sock it out of the Park", WVLT 12/20/18
Tennessee residents set socks record to raise money for cancer fellowship, Kristen Stephenson, Guiness World Records 5/30/18
Eric Berry Supports Tailgaiting Against Cancer, Cole Ryg 3/9/18
Join us for our annual memorial golf tournament.The tournament offers two shotgun starts at 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM and features a team scramble format. Great prizes await all contest winners, as well as total team scores.
We successfully earned a Guinness World Record with the most people wearing mismatched socks at an event. All proceeds were donated to Tailgating Against Cancer to benefit the Stephen Y. Coleman Fellowship of Oncology.
This family friendly event hosted by Anderson Lumber Company gives the community the opportunity to explore trucks and vehicles of all types along with enjoying food, fun and more. This event will benefit the UT Cancer Institute.
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