Mike and his wife Tish have helped the South Bend/Michiana area raise more than $1 million for the fight against cancer.

Notre Dame Ranks Among Top Five Universities and Colleges In Money Raised For Coaches vs. Cancer

Oct. 6, 2005

Notre Dame, Ind. – Mike Brey’s dedication and involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) Program continues to produce record-setting numbers each year in the South Bend and Michiana area. With more than $216,000 raised during 2004-05, Notre Dame ranks sixth among universities and colleges across the country in monies raised for CVC and the American Cancer Society.

This year’s total marked the most in the four years since Brey and his wife began their fundraising efforts at the University. The total money raised this year was more than $47,000 from the previous year.

Since 1992, the Breys have raised more than $630,000 for the Michiana community’s fight against cancer. The couple has always been generous with their time and support for the program dating back to when Brey was the head coach at Delaware. While at the Newark, Del., school, they were actively involved in the CVC cause and helped make Delaware one of the top fundraising schools in the country.

Brey was the recipient of the 2003 CVC Champion Award, given annually by the CVC National Council and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has been a national board member of the Council since February of ’03.

Top Fundraising Schools (for 2004-05)

1. Philly 6 $605,118.00

2. Syracuse $414,201.00

3. Connecticut $397,745.00

4. Gonzaga $387.960.00

5. NOTRE DAME $216,010.00

6. Illinois $116,774.00

7. Oklahoma $93,229.00

8. Penn State $85,252.00

9. Arizona State $75,000.00

10. Kansas $42,113.00