Bears in Blue Takes Place November 26th
Attack to “take a bite out of cancer” at upcoming hockey game as they battle the Mississauga Steelheads on Saturday November 26th at 7:30pm. The 4th annual Bears in Blue is an event that raises awareness and funds for men’s cancer. The event is put on by The Canadian Cancer Society, The Owen Sound Attack, and Bayshore Broadcasting. Bayshore Broadcasting Sports Director and voice of the Attack, Fred Wallace will once again be the honorary Chair, while Attack President Dr. Robert Severs will serve as the honorary Captain for the event.
Players will be wearing one of a kind blue jersey’s to honor loved ones who could not be here with us and in celebration of those who are. After the game, the game worn jerseys will be auctioned off in a live auction rink side, with MPP Bill Walker at the helm of the auction. Interested parties can attain a bid number during the game if they wish to bid. Each final bidder will receive their photo with the player whose jersey they have purchased.
During the game, there will be a silent auction on the concourse, where fans can bid on some amazing prizes to support the initiative. In addition, a chuck a puck will happen during the 2nd intermission for more chances to win great prizes!
To introduce the special Bears in Blue jerseys, players from the Attack will be at Boston Pizza in Owen Sound from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Fred Wallace from Bayshore Broadcasting will be there giving out a chance to win a night out for four including a Boston Pizza dinner and Owen Sound Attack tickets. Boston Pizza will generously be donating 10% from all food sales to the Bears in Blue initiative, which helps fund prostate cancer research.
Fans are encouraged to come out to support a great cause and meet their favourite players. Fans will also have the ability to sign up for a bid number for the live jersey auction happening at the game.
The Canadian Cancer Society would like to thank the sponsors of Bears in Blue event, their support is greatly appreciated. Sponsors include Bayshore Broadcasting, Stow It Self Storage, Memorable Designs, DC Taylor, and Boston Pizza.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men. The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that men over the age of 50 talk to their healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer testing. Men at higher risk for prostate cancer because of family history or those of African ancestry should discuss the need for testing at an earlier age with their healthcare provider.
In addition to funding world-class cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Society fights back against the disease by advocating on cancer-related issues, leading cancer prevention initiatives and offering information and community support services for cancer patients and their families. We fight prostate cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer from ever happening in the first place. As part of our mission work, we inform men about early detection of the disease.
If you know someone who is living with prostate cancer, either as a patient or caregiver be sure to tell them about our free information and support services. For more information call 1 888 939-3333 or visit cancer.ca