Get ready Vancouver for the debut of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. The inaugural event was held last year in Toronto was a huge success that raised over $2.4 million. I think we in Vancouver can beat this record.
This dawn-to-dusk fundraising event will take place October 13, 2012 in the heart of downtown Vancouver, hosted by Concord Pacific Place. The event will feature an unprecedented number of spirited road hockey games, as well as musical acts, celebrity appearances, interactive exhibits, food and beverages and so much more. If you enjoy a challenge, being part of a team and donating your time and effort to an amazing cause, this is the event for you.
Participants play five exciting games alongside hundreds of teams striving for victory, thousands of driven participants, with every player united in one common goal—create a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
The actual event may be a few months away still, however, this Friday, February 17 at Rogers Arena by the Roger Neilson memorial statue there will be a pick up game. Stop by, grab some refreshments, listen to moving testimonials and cheer the players as they team up to conquer cancer.
For further information on how you can become a part of this amazing fundraising event, please call the Road Hockey office at 1-877-541-I’M IN (4646) and visit teamuptoconquercancer.ca.
WHO: Canucks alumni Darcy Rota, local celebrities, cancer survivors and any BC hockey fan who wants to be a game changer in the fight against cancer.
WHAT: A pick-up road hockey game emceed by Squire Barnes, featuring a moving testimonial by a cancer survivor. The public are invited to cheer the players with towel power.
Friday, February 17, 2012
12:00 pm program start
12:05 pm GAME ON!
WHERE: Outside Rogers Arena at the Roger Neilson Memorial North Plaza (Expo Blvd and Abbott Street)
WHY: To launch the inaugural Vancouver 2012 Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event