Battalion putting Pink In The RinkThursday, October 03, 2013 by: Kate AdamsCanadian Cancer Society
The North Bay Battalion have proclaimed the October 17, 2013 home game vs the Plymouth Whalers as “Pink In The Rink” night supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Canadian Cancer Society.
“We are pleased to be able to show our support of those who have been affected by Breast Cancer by giving the Cancer Society a venue to promote the importance of screening and early detection” said Battalion President Mike Griffin. “We all have been affected by cancer in some way, and the Battalion are encouraging all fans to show their support by wearing pink to the game” added Griffin.
“We value our community support and with this newly forged partnership with the North Bay Battalion, we can continue to make great strides in awareness of early detection, screening and the need for regular mammograms” said Canadian Cancer Society North Bay Unit Manager Andrew Layne.
“We are very excited to let the public know that the Battalion players will wearing one-of-a-kind pink warm up jerseys that will be autographed and be part of our silent auction at the Pink In The Rink game” mentioned Layne. “We appreciate the community welcoming us and anytime we get to give back is a great feeling for us. Wearing the pink practice jerseys is a way for us to show our support” said Battalion Captain Barclay Goodrow.
“We are proud to be able to provide a venue for the Cancer Society as throughout the night fans will be able to get information on programs, services and what the Cancer Society does in our community. As well, there will be other unique items up for auction; a Chuck-A-Puck during one of the intermissions; all helping to support the Cancer Society,” added Andrea Moreau, Battalion Community Relations & Group Sales.
A limited number of the commemorative pink t-shirts will be available for $12 each, with proceeds going to the Cancer Society. They will be sold at various events prior to the game, allowing fans to come already pinked out; with shirts also being available for purchase game night.
The Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising efforts are ongoing all year round and being able to rely on partners like the Battalion and our community is truly appreciated by the Cancer Society and all its users.
Monies raised through fundraising from the Pink In The Rink game, daffodil pin sales and donations all goes to helping the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research and provide vital support services for people living with cancer.
The Cancer Society will be hand throughout the game to meet with fans, discuss what the Cancer Society does; and provide information on Breast Cancer.
Information will also be available on the various volunteer opportunities with the North Bay & District Unit. Find out how you can become a driver; help in the office or provide peer-to-peer support to someone who may be going through a cancer situation that you’ve been through.