MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – February 6, 2014 – At a press conference Tuesday, the South Carolina Stingrays unveiled their 2014 Pink in the Rink jerseys at East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.
The jerseys will be worn by the players during the Stingrays’ Eighth Annual Pink in the Rink, an event presented by East Cooper Medical Center.
The one-night only pink-themed event features exclusive Pink in the Rink game jerseys, pink hockey sticks, silent auction, live game-worn jersey auction and free parking. A portion of all the proceeds generated from the auctions, ticket sales, vendor tables and special events will be donated to Susan G. Komen Lowcountry to help fight breast cancer.
“We are extremely excited for this season’s event,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “It is a special game on our schedule that continues to grow every season with the goal of raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer in the Charleston area. We are once again happy to partner with East Cooper Medical Center for this game.”
“East Cooper Medical Center is proud to sponsor the South Carolina Stingrays’ “Pink in the Rink Night.” This season will mark the 5th year that we have sponsored this event to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen Lowcountry, and to bring awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer,” remarked Jason Alexander, CEO of East Cooper Medical Center.
Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. Our state ranks 13th in the nation for breast cancer deaths. As mammography screening rates have increased, more cases of breast cancer have been found at earlier stages when chances of survival are the highest.
The players’ jerseys will be auctioned live at the end of the hockey game with proceeds going towards Susan G. Komen Lowcountry. In the seven-year history of the event, over $162,000 has been donated to fight breast cancer in the Lowcountry. Pink in the Rink takes place on Saturday, February 22 as the Stingrays battle the Evansville IceMen at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.
East Cooper Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare, is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. We provide a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women’s and children’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
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