SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that, with the Florida Panthers just $10,000 away from their $100,000 goal for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk in Broward County, SSE president & COO Michael Yormark has made an official plea to NBA stars Kevin Garnett and Charlie Villanueva to support the fight against cancer.
“One thing that even Kevin Garnett and Charlie Villanueva should agree on is that we all need to continue the fight against cancer and support the families and individuals affected by this horrible disease,” Yormark said. “In a way, the fight against cancer unites us all, and the outpouring of support our organization has received as we continue to march toward our goal is indicative of that.”
Yormark, the 2010 Broward Walk Chair for Light The Night, and the Panthers have set a record goal of raising $100,000 to fight blood cancers. Thus far the Cats walk team has raised approximately $90,000 through sponsorships and independent donations. With just over one week left until the Broward Walk – Saturday, Nov. 13 at Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale – Yormark and the Panthers are making a final push to hit their goal.
Yormark will be greeting fans as they enter the BankAtlantic Center for the Panthers home game on Friday, Nov. 5 vs. Carolina. He’ll be there to inform fans about Light The Night’s mission to cure blood cancers and direct them to the Florida Panthers Foundation table to participate in that night’s Light The Night raffle. In addition, fans can also help the Panthers reach their $100,000 goal by making a donation at http://pages.lightthenight.org/sfl/Huizenga10/FloridaPanthers
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