Bobcats help fight pediatric cancer

By Taylor Weaver

September 13, 2017 4:14 PM

 
The Lloydminster Bobcats are in the fight to help beat Childhood Cancer.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20 the Lloydminster Bobcats will not only be hosting the Grand Prairie Storm, they will also be hosting Childhood Cancer Awareness Night, to honour Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Month.
It will be a special night at the Centennial Civic Centre as the Bobcats recognize childhood brain cancer survivor, Jerrod Russell who has been the top earner for two straight years in Canada’s Great Cycle Challenge,  as he continues to raise funds and bring awareness to such an important cause.
In an effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer, the Bobcats will wear gold ribbons on their helmets for each game in September starting tomorrow night on home ice against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
Also, all funds from the second intermission frisbee toss that night will be donated to pediatric cancer, and there will be a booth set up in the lobby of the Civic Centre where game attendees can come for information with regards to pediatric cancer.
Donations to pediatric cancer can also be made at the booth.
“We are more than thrilled as an organization to have the opportunity to bring more awareness to such a crucial cause,” said Bobcats head coach and general manager Travis Clayton.
“As a father with children, I can’t imagine what families have to go through trying to deal with childhood cancer.”
The Bobcats will also be honouring Russell during the first intermission on Wednesday.
“It’s incredible to see what someone like Jerrod has been able to accomplish so far in his life, and it’s truly an honour to be able to recognize him,” Clayton said.
The team is also inviting residents to nominate a family or child currently battling cancer, to give them a chance to attend the game for free.
Nominations can be sent to wingsofthewarrior@gmail.com or contact Russell’s sister Lana Lane at 403-901-8385.

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