Lightning to Host 4th Annual 'Pink Out Night' Saturday, October 25
Fans Encouraged to Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation will host the fourth annual “Pink Out Night” in honor of breast cancer survivors, caregivers and friends and family of those who have battled the disease this Saturday when they take on the San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m. Sun Sports, AM 620 WDAE). Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink and donate $1 to fund breast cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.
The Lightning Foundation’s Pink Hat Project kicked off on February 28, 2005 and has sold more than 15,000 pink hats with all the proceeds going directly to the Don and Erica Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute. The Foundation will unveil a new women’s pink hat and visor on “Pink Out Night.” In addition, a new men’s hat, featuring the Lightning and Moffitt logo, will be available at Foundation tables, located at Sections 101, 122 and 204.
Players’ and coaches’ wives will be on hand at Section 101 and Section 122 to help sell pink hats, pink pucks and pink sticks. The Lightning Foundation will also host a sports memorabilia auction behind section 122 during Saturday’s game.
Since 2000, the Lightning Foundation has donated $512,000 to assist Moffitt in their mission of contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The goal of “Pink Out Night” is to honor survivors and their families and salute those who are working to find a cure for breast cancer.