[Toledo, Ohio (February 17, 2011)] – The Toledo Walleye intend to take down more than just Greenville Warriors on February 26. They will help crush a common enemy: cancer. The Walleye are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to recognize cancer survivors and help cancer patients in need.
The awareness night includes a special red carpet ceremony to recognize cancer survivors; special contests during the first and second intermissions for a special ticket package; and special messaging on the video boards. An American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteer will have a chance to ride the Zamboni. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
In addition, every person attending will receive cards to give to people they know fighting cancer, to help make sure that cancer patients know that help, information, and support is just a phone call away.
“Cancer touches every community, but many cancer patients feel alone and don’t know where to turn when they are diagnosed,” said Sara Foos, spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. “We need everyone’s help to spread the word that calling 1-800-227-2345 can connect you to a variety of free services to help you and your family.”
The Society will have opportunities for cancer patients and caregivers to ask questions and find out about local support services, including:
-Talking to a trained cancer information specialist anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345
-Receiving a free personal health manager to organize test results, appointments, and questions for your doctors
-Attending free classes on nutrition, pain management, communication, and other topics at cancer.org/online classes
-Learning to cope with hair loss, skin changes, and other side effects of cancer through the Look Good…Feel Better© program
-Connecting to cancer survivors who can offer information and hope through the Reach to Recovery and Man to Man programs
-Finding free, supportive lodging for cancer patients who must travel for treatment through the Society’s Hope Lodge program
-Fighting back, celebrating cancer patients and survivors and remembering those we love through local Relay For Life events
“Call, email, Facebook, tweet…please help us spread the word about these free services for cancer patients and their families,” Foos said. “We are so grateful for the Toledo Walleyes for working together in this power play for cancer patients.”
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org
- American Cancer Society