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22 August 2007
Former Falcons Coach Dan Reeves to Speak at Emory Winship Cancer Survivors Celebration
Dan Reeves, former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach, will speak to cancer patients, their family members and caregivers at the 2007 Celebration of Living on Oct. 13 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Organized by Emory's Winship Cancer Institute , the 2007 Celebration of Living brings together cancer patients, family members, caregivers and cancer specialists for a half-day informational seminar and luncheon.

Legendary NFL coach and a skin cancer survivor, Dan Reeves most recently served as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. A native of Americus, Ga., Reeves led the Falcons to the playoffs twice, including Super Bowl XXXIII. During his tenure as Atlanta's head coach, Reeves earned his 200th career win.

He won the NFL Coach of the Year award in 1993 and 1998 and was AFC Coach of the Year in '84, '89 and '91. He was the youngest head coach in the NFL when he assumed command of the Denver Broncos in 1981. He coached the Broncos to five divisional titles and three Super Bowl appearances. In his NFL career, Reeves led his teams to 48 playoff games and 9 Super Bowls as a player and coach.

Today Dan Reeves inspires audiences around the country. He expressed an interest in speaking at the Celebration of Living because of his experience with skin cancer.

Celebration of Living provides a forum for learning and sharing. Small group sessions enable participants to hear first-hand about advances in research, treatment and care from some of the nation's most respected oncology professionals. The event is Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. There is no cost, and anyone with an interest in cancer is invited to attend. Advance registration is required. For more information, call Emory Health Connection at 404-778-7777 or log on to: www.cancer.emory.edu.

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