The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Breast Cancer

October 17, 2013

Tomahawks, Conemaugh plan promotions

JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Health System and the Johnstown Tomahawks will host a Face Off Against Cancer weekend during home games on Oct. 25-26 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown.

Proceeds will benefit local cancer patients through the Conemaugh Health Foundation Cancer Fund.

Conemaugh’s Linked in Pink campaign to raise breast cancer awareness will be highlighted with Pink at the Rink on Oct. 25. Pink rally towels will be given to the first 500 fans, and all those attending are encouraged to wear pink.

Hope Support Cure will be featured at the Oct. 26 Tomahawks game. The Conemaugh campaign in support of all cancers will be highlighted with free ice scrapers for the first 700 fans. There will be ribbons to wear in support of the fight against cancer. White ribbons will be distributed in memory of a loved one lost to cancer, while lavender will be distributed for current fighters, survivors and supporters.

Educational displays and prevention tips will be available both nights. Linked in Pink and Hope Support Cure apparel will be available for sale, along with pink and lavender ribbon-shaped cookies.

Fans are invited to sign the “Fight Like a Tomahawk!” banners that will be displayed at the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center following Saturday's game as encouragement for cancer patients and families.

“The funds raised during this event stay within our community,” foundation President Susan Mann said. “Every dollar that we raise will come back to Conemaugh Memorial to assist the Cancer Care Center with expenses for meals, transportation, screenings and other necessities of our cancer patients.”

More information is available, and ribbons can be reserved from Conemaugh’s website: www.conemaugh.

org/FaceOffAgainstCancer.

Ticket information is available at 536-4625 or by visiting www.johnstowntomahawks.com.

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