The Tampa Bay Lightning, in conjunction with Miles For Hope, will host Ticket To A Cure For Brain Cancer to educate the public about awareness and to act in moving forward towards a cure for brain tumors on Friday, November 27, when the Lightning face off against the New York Rangers at 7:30 at the St. Pete Times Forum (Sun Sports, AM 620 WDAE).
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“Most people remain unaware of the actual magnitude of brain cancer. One new person is diagnosed every three minutes with brain cancer, and it remains the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children under 20, as well as the second leading cause of cancer death in males from 20-39,” Miles For Hope executive director Barb Gibbs said. “Miles For Hope is pleased to have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning to raise awareness of brain cancer, and to raise critically needed funding for this deadly disease.”
The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a brain cancer awareness wristband in support of finding a cure for the disease. For each ticket purchased, fans will also receive a complementary Lightning gift, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Miles For Hope Brain Cancer Research.
For $175, fans will receive access to the all-inclusive Channelside Club featuring an all-you-can-eat five-star buffet with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks. Fans may also receive a Plaza Endzone seat, as well as a Lightning gift, for $75. In addition, for $35, fans may purchase a Terrace Endzone seat and receive a free Lightning gift, or buy a last-seven-rows seat and also receive a gift for $17.
On Saturday, November 21, prior to Thursday’s game, the Lightning and Miles For Hope will team up for this year’s charity Sidewalk Rummage Sale, which will allow fans to bring all unwanted clothes, toys, furniture, shoes, and appliances to donate to a great cause while keeping in the spirit of the holiday season. Miles For Hope can be reached at 727-647-6548.
In order to usher in the spirit of goodwill, the Tampa Bay Lightning Mobile Marketing Unit, Thunderbug, and the Bolt Brigade will assist in the collection of all charitable items, as well as provide free Lightning giveaways, raffle tickets for a chance to win Lightning autographed memorabilia, and of course, plenty of fun.
Fans are welcome to join the Lightning in honoring families who now face the unthinkable and need more support than anyone could ever imagine. In order to purchase tickets with a portion of the cost going to the charities, contact Kelvin Woodson at 813.301.6832 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets start as low as $17 and also include a complementary Lightning gift. All ticket requests must be submitted by November 25.