18 Oct 2007 @ 1:09 PM 

Yanno, normally I don’t feel the need to say “hey, you need to get out to a game” because we don’t have huge issues with attendance here (despite what some continue to think).

But this coming Monday is different. Monday is “Hockey Fights Cancer Night” at the RBC, and the Hurricanes are offering a special incentive for the fans.

Buy a ticket to Monday’s game and get up to $10 off the gate price.  Even I can afford that. But more importantly, up to $5 a ticket will be donated to one of the following cancer-related charities as part of the “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

American Cancer Society

V Foundation for Cancer Research

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Come to the game and get your mind off a Blue Monday for a while–and more importantly, help support a most worthy cause.

Posted By: The Acid Queen
Last Edit: 18 Oct 2007 @ 01:09 PM

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 05 Aug 2007 @ 2:16 AM 

On 9 September 2007, the Hurricanes’ own Pete Friesen will be hosting his 5k run to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern North Carolina.

Miz Beth will be participating in the run, and you can see in her commentbox that we all have our stories to tell.

My Grandpop died from Leukemia in June of 1966, four years before Grandmom died (and four years before I was born). When Mom called the Red Cross to get her brother out of Vietnam, it was almost too late–Uncle Jack walked through the door just in time to say goodbye to Grandpop and to apologize for making Mom lie to him and Grandmom about what he was doing in the Army (Mom had told them that he was in Boston learning how to fix computers, so that they wouldn’t worry about him).

I’m going to participate. My hubby will pitch a fit, I’m sure–but I don’t care. I’ll be walking, maybe only the first mile or so, but I don’t care. I’ll probably be finishing sometime around Opening Night, but I don’t care. I’m doing this. I want to do it, for Grandpop.


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