IceCaps Join the Fight against Breast Cancer Posted by IceCaps on
The St. John’s IceCaps are teaming with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region, to bring awareness to the disease and show support for those it has impacted.
Fans are asked to wear pink this Saturday night (Oct. 19) when the IceCaps host the Hershey Bears, 7:30 p.m. at Mile One Centre. Upon entrance into the building, fans will be provided with a card on which they are encouraged to write the name of someone they know who has been affected by breast cancer (markers will be available at tables around the concourse). Prior to our ceremonial puck drop, fans will be asked to stand and honour those whom they have identified on their cards.
As part of this annual event, IceCaps players will wear pink stickers on their helmets and breast cancer survivors will take part in a ceremonial face-off, the national anthems and other in-game awareness messaging. Additionally, IceCaps Care and the Williams Family Foundation will present a cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Most of us have been touched in some way by breast cancer and the St. John’s IceCaps are proud to join in the fight against this dreaded disease,” said Danny Williams, President and CEO of the IceCaps. “We hope our efforts during this game bring awareness to this important cause and help those who work tirelessly to find a cure.”
Paula Tessier, Community Relations Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador) for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region, says her organization is “honoured by the Ice Caps’ fantastic support for our cause.”
“With 330 women in this province expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, this is a cause close to the hearts of many. Events such as this enable CBCF to make a difference right here in Newfoundland and Labrador through research and support for the breast cancer community.”