Stars’ Annual Pink in the Rink Weekend Sets New Donation Mark
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the Texas Stars Foundation has donated $21,000 to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (BCRC) as a result of the funds raised during the team’s fourth annual Pink in the Rink Weekend presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
This year’s donation to BCRC is the largest in the history of the Texas Stars Foundation’s Pink in the Rink fundraisers. Last year’s third annual Pink in the Rink Weekend raised $17,500 for breast cancer research and awareness.
“The generous donation from the Texas Stars allows the Breast Cancer Resource Center to provide patient navigation, education and support services free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer,” said Ray Anne Evans, Executive Director of BCRC. “Our partnership with the Texas Stars is ensuring that we continue to provide the resources to lighten the burden of a breast cancer diagnosis for the women of Central Texas.”
The Stars wore special pink-themed jerseys in two home games against Charlotte Checkers on February 21st and 22nd at Cedar Park Center and those game-worn jerseys were auctioned off as part of the fundraising efforts. Throughout the weekend, breast cancer survivors and volunteers participated in various in-game activities, such as pre-game flag presentations and intermission contests. Additionally, funds from the February 22nd Chuck-A-Puck and a portion of money from tickets sold through BCRC directly benefited the organization.
Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC) of Texas is a centralized source of information, education and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond as active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare.
Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC strives to reduce mortality rates by assisting Central Texans diagnosed with breast cancer as they confront obstacles that stand in the way of their treatment or affect their quality of life. BCRC help eliminate barriers related to insurance, employment, family relationships, inability to pay for services, and end-of-life decisions.
The Texas Stars will begin a three-game road trip by traveling to Illinois to face the Chicago Wolves Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Allstate Arena. They will return to Cedar Park Center on Friday, March 21st as they host the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game kicks off Military Appreciation Weekend presented by Round Rock Auto Group and $3 Beer & $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Night. Pro-rated full and partial 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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