Missouri State Ice Bears & Northern Illinois University Huskies to play hockey on pink ice

October 7th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Springfield, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The game between the Missouri State Ice Bears and the Northern Illinois University Huskies will be used to create breast cancer awareness. The game is the start of the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association league for the Ice Bears.

Officials at the Mediacom Ice Park have turned the ice to pink to help create the awareness to the campaign. The Ice Bears will wear special black jerseys for the game against the Huskies. The jerseys will be sold after the game and the proceeds that will be realized will be donated to organizations that carry out research into cancer.

The first game between the Ice Bears and the Huskies will take place on Friday with the next game taking place on Saturday. The Breast Cancer Awareness campaign will take place during the Saturday game. The night has been dubbed “Greek Night” and the first 250 fans who get to the Mediacom Ice Park wearing Greek-lettered shirts will be given tickets to get into the game.

Breast cancer kills several people in the world each year. Advance in medicine and technology has improved the survival rate of the disease but like all other forms of cancer, early detection is vital to ensuring survival.

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