October is breast cancer awareness month and the Express have a great event planned to help raise awareness and funds for the deadly disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women, with 1 in 9 women expected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. In 2015 an estimated 9800 Ontario women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximatel 1900 will die from the disease. It takes 5 minutes to book your mammogram and 10 minutes to have your mammogram done. Since breast cancer is can be impossible to see or feel, prevention is the best tool. Early detection can make it less likelt to spread and increases your chances of survival.
In order to help raise funds for research and help raise awareness the Espanola Express are ready to take on the Timmins Rock Friday October 30th as they host their annual “Pink in the rink” event. The Express have some great things planned to help accomplish this as they will be selling pink cupcakes in the lobby during intermission as well as auctioning off the game worn pink jerseys at the game. Each jersey will have a starting bid of $25.00 and all proceeds will be donated to charity for breast cancer research. Be sure to visit the booth in the lobby for information and gifts from the local health team as they look to help educate everyone about breast cancer.
The players have been wearing pink laces during their games in the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness month. Come help support a worthy cause as you help cheer your Express on to victory.