Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hurricanes join the fight against Cancer

Press Release

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes are proud to support the Canadian Cancer Society in their fundraiser: Face Off Against Cancer.”  The hockey themed event has raised $1.3-million dollars over four years, but this is the first time the event is being held in Lethbridge.

The 24-hour hockey game will take place at the ENMAX Centre from 7:00pm on Friday, September 6th to 7:00pm on Saturday, September 7th. The event is open to players of all skill levels and the event will be open to the public to enjoy as well.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are proud to support such an important event as the Canadian Cancer Society raises awareness and fights more than 200 types of cancer. In supporting the event, some of the Hurricanes players will be on hand to “guest coach” and Hurricanes Head Coach Drake Berehowsky will even lace up the skates and join in the game Friday, September 6th from 7:00 to 8:00pm.

Over the years the Hurricanes have been proud supporters of the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay for Life (Chuck-A-Puck), Pink in the Rink and other awareness campaigns. “We feel it so important to continue to talk and help raise awareness about all forms of Cancer. Sometime during our lifetime we’ll either go through it ourselves or know someone who will battle this disease and we want to do whatever we can to help continue the fight” stated Hurricanes Communications and Public Relations Manager, Esther Madziya. 

For more on the event or to get involved follow them on Twitter @faceoffleth or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faceofflethbridge.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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