The University of Arizona hockey team wants to put cancer in the penalty box and invites fans and cancer foes to join the effort on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., when the Wildcats will sport pink jerseys honoring those who have suffered from cancer during their game against Utah at the Tucson Convention Center.
Community members are invited to purchase and place the name of a loved one on a special jersey to be worn by an Arizona player during the game. There will be a post-game ceremony to present the jerseys, as well as a special program featuring the stories of those being honored. Honorees may include cancer victims, cancer survivors or individuals currently battling the disease. They also may choose to honor those who care for patients in the home, or those who volunteer through community work or have dedicated their careers to battling cancer. Jerseys are $250 and all proceeds go directly to the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
For more information and to purchase a jersey or tickets, please visit: http://www.arizonawildcathockey.org/pink. The first 500 ticket holders to the Jan. 20 game will receive “Pink the Rink” T-shirts.
Wildcat players plan to visit UA Cancer Center patients and distribute game tickets later this month.
About the University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UACC is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state and 300 physician and scientist members work together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, please go to uacc.arizona.edu
About the UA Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu