The Dallas Stars held their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night on Thursday as the team hosted the St. Louis Blues.
The Stars recognized and raised money for several charitable organizations for their efforts in cancer research – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Cancer patients from these organizations got the opportunity to participate in some fun behind the scenes activites such as: serving as the Dr Pepper Stick Kid, sitting in the penalty boxes during warm-ups, and sitting on the player bench post-game.
All of the money raised Thursday night will be divided equally among these four groups. Just under $10,000 was raised through the silent auction at the Dallas Stars Foundation table, ticket sales, and collections at the door by the Dallas Stars Wives and girlfriends (special thanks to Anne-Marie Morrow, Geena Fistric, Holly Barch, Kristy Daley and Erica Halbrook – Steve Ott
The Foundation had a very successful silent auction consisting of sticks and other memorabilia. Sticks used by Kari Lehtonen
, Sheldon Souray
, Stephane Robidas
, Mike Ribeiro
, Steve Ott
and Loui Eriksson
during warm-ups were auctioned at the table, with the winners getting the opportunity to go downstairs after the game and meet the player.
Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh auctioned off their Hockey Fights Cancer ties from years past, and the winners were invited to come up to the booth to watch the post-game show, and to the winners’ surprise, Ralph and Razor put them on the show.
Stars players have been wearing Hockey Fights cancer decals on their helmets all month. Coaches, broadcasters and front office execs donned lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties. The sticks that were not auctioned off at the game Thursday night will be auctioned off online on the NHL website later this month. The proceeds from the auction will also be divided among the previously mentioned organizations.
For more information and to support upcoming events for these local organizations, please see below:Pancreatic Cancer Action Network:
Upcoming race on November 13
To register, please visit the following link:http://purplestride.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=483398&lis=1&kntae483398=46E853CE09484FEEB820B687EF544A94Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers:
Upcoming Run/Walk on October 29
To register, please visit the following link and search for Mary Crowley Crawlers to join the Mary Crowley team: http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR?fr_id=1480&pg=entryLeukemia & Lymphoma Society:
Light the Night walk on October 22 in Plano or October 30 in Dallas
To register or join a team, please visit the following link: http://www.lightthenight.org/
To support the Dallas Stars Light the Night Walk team, please visit: http://pages.lightthenight.org/ntxok/DallasL11/DallasStarsSusan G. Komen For the Cure
To find a local Race for the Cure please visit: http://apps.komen.org/raceforthecure/