Annual event benefits breast cancer patients

Annual event benefits breast cancer patients

Rangers head coach Kenny Miller addresses local media, business and community members about October as Breast Cancer Awareness month and the role the Marquette Rangers are playing in raising money for the cause during the Paint the Rink Pink press conference this morning in the West Lobby of the Marquette General Emergency Room entrance. A special game will be played Thursday, Oct. 23 where the pink jerseys worn during the game will be auctioned off. The MGHS cancer center will also be selling pink T shirts with the Rangers logo for $15. Last year’s event raised more than $20,000 for breast cancer patients. This year, the money will go toward the purchase of a digital mammography machine. For more information contact the Marquette General Foundation at 225 6914. (Journal photo by Christopher Diem)

In an interesting twist, wholesale nfl jerseys from china Rangers head coach Kenny Miller was the coach of the Alpena IceDiggers last year the team that defeated the Rangers in last year’s Paint the Rink Pink event.

« To be able to come in on a Thursday night and have 2,000 people in attendance and see all the support that the Marquette community put together for this event was something we’d never seen as a visiting team going on the road, » he said.

The money raised last year is being used for a high risk breast cancer clinic, breast health certification for a Cancer Center nurse and providing prostheses to uninsured cancer patients.

Shirley Jackson, the Marquette General breast care coordinator, said some of the funds have helped to buy after surgery garments, such as soft T shirts, and educational materials that explain different types of surgeries and resources at MGH.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the arena box office, the Rangers office at the arena, the Ishpeming Community Federal Credit Union, the Marquette General Foundation office and by calling 225 9077.