Monday, September 14, 2009

Guelph to wear pink

Press Release

On Sunday September 27th, the Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers in partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will face-off against Breast Cancer in a special "Real Men Wear Pink" fundraising night.

Commemorative pink jerseys have been created and will be worn by the Storm as they take on the Kitchener Rangers to help kick off awareness for the CIBC Run for the Cure that takes place on Sunday, October 4 in Downtown Guelph. The jerseys will later be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research.

Fans are encouraged to attend the game wearing pink clothing in support of breast cancer research and all those battling with the disease.

"We (the Storm) are extremely honored to be a part of this special event", Storm President Rick Hoyle said. "Cancer affects so many lives and we are happy to be able to give back to the community. This is such a worthwhile cause and we hope all of our fans will come out and join us to show their support."

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest, single day, volunteer lead fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada. It is held in over 50 communities across the country. Last year it attracted over 80,000 participants in Ontario and raised over $12 million of the national $27 million fundraising total. These fundraising dollars are directed to high-quality breast cancer research and community heath initiatives that will make a difference to people affected by breast cancer.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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