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Wings help fight breast cancer this Friday

by Anne Marie Krappmann / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- The Red Wings will host the team’s first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, October 26, when they take on the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. game. The game is part of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer month when all NHL players wore special pink decals on the back of their helmets to signify the league’s collective effort to raise breast cancer awareness.

A variety of activities are scheduled for the evening to allow everyone to get involved, and help raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.

The team will host breast cancer patients, survivors and their families in an executive suite at the game. In addition, the Red Wings' coaches and front office staff will wear pink ties as part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign and several Wings players will use pink tape on their sticks during the pre-game warm-ups. The ties and sticks will be individually autographed and auctioned off during the silent auction on the arena concourse behind Section 115. Other silent auction items include:
  • Autographed pink sticks used by Red Wings players
  • Chris Osgood’s game worn jersey from the January 2, 2007 game retiring Steve Yzerman’s jersey
  • Tickets to upcoming shows at the Fox Theatre
Other planned activities and opportunities for fans
Red Wings Breast Cancer Awareness items available at merchandise stands throughout the concourse, including:
  • DRW breast cancer awareness pins
  • DRW women’s breast cancer zip-up jackets
  • DRW pink breast cancer hats

Wear Pink!
All fans in attendance who wear pink will be eligible to win autographed Red Wings' memorabilia. The fan with the best pink attire will win an autographed Chris Chelios jersey!

Puck Draw
The Red Wings' wives will hold a puck draw. For just $20, fans can purchase a puck autographed by one of the current players, and one lucky fan will win the chance to meet a Wings' player after the game.

All proceeds from the breast cancer awareness merchandise sales, the puck draw and the silent auction will benefit local families battling breast cancer.

Tickets for the game are still available through the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, at or by calling 248-645-6666.

Single-game tickets for home games in October, November and December are currently on sale.  Season tickets starting at just $22 per seat are available in 6, 12, 22 and 35-game packages.

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