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Flyers to Host Annual Cancer Awareness Night October 13

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers will host Cancer Awareness Night at the Wachovia Center on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. To raise awareness and show support for the cause, the Flyers will donate a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Breastcancer.org.


"This game is an opportunity for the Flyers to make a difference in their fight against cancer," said Flyers Goalie Martin Biron who also has a personal connection to breast cancer. "It means a lot to me to be able to be able to encourage and educate others in hopes of ending this terrible disease." Biron’s cousin battled breast cancer for two and a half years before passing away. His aunt and godmother both successfully battled the disease.

The 2008-09 season marks the NHL’s 11th Anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer. As an example of the Philadelphia Flyers commitment to this cause, players will wear a pink Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmet during all regular-season games in October. Lavender, which represents awareness for all cancers, is the designated color for this year's initiative and will be worn by coaches, broadcasters and team personnel throughout October.

"The Flyers are committed to raising breast cancer awareness and education in support of the leagues initiative," said Shawn Tilger, Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations. "Breast cancer is an important issue that affects too many women and we are dedicated to making a difference."

Fans will join Flyers Ambassador of Hockey Bob "The Hound" Kelly as he recognizes Rosemary Brahin, as the community teammate for the evening. Brahin was diagnosed with breast cancer eighteen months ago and has undergone two surgeries, chemo and radiation. She has gone on to defeat breast cancer and has become a powerful voice in the community. Brahin has appeared on national television and is launching Angelic Mountain Productions, a production company for breastcancer.org.

Fans will be encouraged to wear pink or lavender to the game to show support for the cause. Fans can also help the Philadelphia Flyers by visiting the Flyers Charities booth behind sections 102/103 and purchase a breastcancer.org item. All proceeds from the sale will go to breastcancer.org. Those that purchase a breastcancer.org item from the Flyers Charities booth may enter to win a jersey autographed by Biron.

Representatives from breastcancer.org as well as LBBC will be on site to answer any questions.

Fans "Hungry for More" can satisfy their appetites by purchasing individual tickets or game plans for all home games exclusively through ComcastTIX at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com or calling 215-218-PUCK.
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