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SOURCE Karmanos Cancer Institute
Raising Breast Health Awareness/ Supporting Breast Cancer Research
DETROIT, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and also helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of the Detroit Tigers, will serve as host sponsor for the event. Media sponsors for Pink Out the Park include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC and CBS Sports Radio 1270 WXYT.
Detroit Tigers fans have three ticket package options and each include a Pink Out the Park limited edition t-shirt and a donation to breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Tickets for these sections are limited. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.tigers.com/pinkout. For orders of 15 tickets or more, please call Corey Bell at 313-471-2361 or email email@example.com.
There will be kiosks throughout Comerica Park with breast health education materials for fans to take home. Special sale promotions will also benefit breast cancer research underway at Karmanos, as will the proceeds from two 50/50 raffles at Comerica Park – one held Friday, Sept. 12, and the other held Saturday, Sept. 13.
"The Detroit Tigers support a healthy ball club and a healthy community," said Duane McLean, executive vice president, Business Operations, Detroit Tigers.
"Breast cancer still takes the life of far too many – over 40,000 in the U.S. alone each year – comparable to the amount of people we can hold at Comerica Park. We want to change those statistics for the better so partnering with the Karmanos Cancer Institute to promote breast health awareness and cancer prevention is something for which we're proud to go to bat."
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and it focuses solely on cancer care, prevention and research. From ground-breaking research to the most up-to-date therapies and individualized treatment plans, Karmanos is truly on the cutting-edge when it comes to fighting cancer.
"We are extremely grateful for the Detroit Tigers, not only for Pink Out the Park which helps educate and raise awareness of breast health, but also for their ongoing support of Karmanos and our community, encouraging healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer and other illnesses," said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
"I would also like to thank our generous sponsors, Delta Air Lines, FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit for raising the level of breast health education throughout our region. Thanks to your involvement, more people will understand the importance of being proactive about their health; get the necessary cancer screenings which could result in more fans enjoying the Tigers for years to come."
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.tigers.com.
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.
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