02/05/2011 4:29 PM
The Baltimore Blast and the Franklin Square Hospital Center have teamed up to bring Breast Cancer Awareness Night to 1st Mariner Arena on Sunday, February 20th. The Blast will host the Milwaukee Wave at 5:05 p.m. and Franklin Square will host pre-game activities including exhibits, games, prizes and the opportunity to speak with breast health physicians and nurses beginning at 3 p.m.
“Many of us at the Blast have been touched by breast cancer and we know how important it is to join the fight and do whatever we can to lend support and encouragement to survivors, patients and their loved ones,” said Blast owner Ed Hale, . “We are proud to join forces with Franklin Square Hospital Center in the fight against breast cancer."
The Blast will take the field wearing special one-night-only pink jerseys
. Blast fans all over the world can show their support by bidding for the unique game-worn jerseys in a seven-day online auction. All proceeds from the pink jersey
auction and ticket promotion will support the Franklin Square Hospital Center Bosom Buddies Fund
. This fund supports Franklin Square Breast Center patients with items such as transport services to treatment, medical supplies not covered by insurance, housekeeping services when patients are too ill and housing costs.
"One in eight women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime, and it often affects not just the woman, but the entire family," said Kristen Fernandez, MD, breast surgeon and director of the Breast Center at Franklin Square. "We're pleased for this great opportunity to join forces with the Baltimore Blast to promote awareness of breast cancer and breast health in the community. And we'll be honored to have some of our breast cancer survivors and their families joining us for the event."
Join Franklin Square for pre-game activities including exhibits, games and the chance to win great prizes.Doors open at 3 p.m. for the health fair portion of the day. Health fair participants should enter 1st Mariner Arena through the door marked E-7 on the Hopkins Place side of the building.
About Franklin Square Hospital Center
Franklin Square Hospital Center is a not-for-profit 400-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh area of eastern Baltimore County. The hospital provides a comprehensive array of primary care and specialty services divided among six service lines: Medicine, Surgical Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, Behavioral Health, Oncology, and Community Medicine and Wellness. A proud member of MedStar Health, the region’s largest integrated health system, Franklin Square is the third largest hospital in Maryland and has the state’s busiest Emergency Department, treating more than 108,000 each year. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards and recognitions, including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for three consecutive years. In November 2010, Franklin Square expanded its campus with the opening of a seven-story patient care tower, featuring all private rooms and many patient-centered touches to create a safe, comfortable healing environment. Visit franklinsquare.org to learn more. For more information on Franklin Square Hospital Center, visit http://www.franklinsquare.org/
Blast tickets on sale now at the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office and at all TicketMaster outlets including TicketMaster phonecharge at 410-547-SEAT. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com
. Tickets cost $30, $22, $19 and $16. For additional information on Blast tickets, call the Blast at 410-73-BLAST.
Sample Pink Jersey: