Steve Lavin the face of Coaches vs. Cancer

St. John's coach Steve Lavin announced in April he would spend the coming weeks undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer in the fall.

He's taken time to put the final touches on his highly regarded recruiting class and also organized his summer camps and clinics. But for one of the more prominent college basketball personalities, it's been a quiet offseason during an uncertain time.

On Wednesday, Lavin is scheduled to make his first public appearance as the New York Yankees are recognizing Coaches vs. Cancer in a pregame ceremony at home plate.

Lavin is one of 10 head coaches expected to be in attendance, and it's a chance for him to promote Coaches vs. Cancer.

Lavin has been active and participated in numerous events over the past decade with Coaches vs. Cancer and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The Dick Vitale Gala to benefit the V Foundation will be held May 20 and honor Kentucky coach John Calipari and North Carolina coach Roy Williams.