Kingston—Fans of the Kingston Frontenacs will need to do a double-take when the team takes to the ice of Leon’s Centre for the game vs. Peterborough this Friday for their annual Hockey Fights Cancer game. In support of the Canadian Cancer Society and presented by Leon’s Kingston, the Frontenacs will be sporting a different type of black and gold jersey, with a plaid pattern to draw attention to cancers that affect dads. This is the eighth consecutive season the Frontenacs have partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness, and this year’s cause hits close to home for the entire club. The limited-edition jerseys—which will be auctioned off after the game with the net proceeds to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs, include the first names of the dads of the players, staff, management, and owners of the club.
“We have a proud tradition of supporting cancer causes and raising awareness for different types of cancers and focusing on dads and the cancers they face really hits close to home,” said Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations with the Kingston Frontenacs. “The obvious cancer for men is prostate cancer, and in Canada 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. ”
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit their website www.cancer.ca or call their local community office for Kingston, FLA and the Waterways toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
“We focus our energies and our efforts on serving people with all types of cancer, funding life-saving research and advocating for cancer patients and their families across Canada,” said Doug Kane, Senior Manager, Community, Hastings, Prince Edward, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington and The Waterways. “The Society also does extensive cancer prevention work and provides support services to Ontarians living with the disease.”