The Owen Sound Attack will be at Boston Pizza this evening (Oct 16th) for a celebrity serve.
As part of Hockey Fights Cancer, about five Attack players will serve tables at Boston Pizza between 5 and 8 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.
There will also be prizes to win. A portion of the money made through the dinner hour will go to the Cancer Society.
In the lead-up to an Attack vs Sarnia Hockey Fights Cancer Game on November 2nd, there are plenty of additional ways the community can help the Attack raise money for the local Canadian Cancer Society though a head shaving and hair chalking event, to buying a special edition Attack toque donated by Gas Plus or an "I fight for" sign, donated by Have1.com.
Local Cancer Society Community Fundraising Specialist, Allison Taylor-Misener says the 'I Fight For' sign is part of the NHL initiative. "They represent someone that you're fighting for, so it could be someone that's passed, could be someone that's living with cancer currently or it could just be a support or caregiver," says Taylor-Misener.
They can be purchased at Bayshore Broadcasting, D.C. Taylor, The Attack box office and the local office of the Canadian Cancer Society on 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Taylor says on game night, all of those signs will line a "Tunnel of Hope" the players will walk by ahead of the game. "If we can plaster the entire arena with them, we will," says Taylor-Misener.
On October 21st, the head shave, haircut and chalking will be held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre from 5pm to - 7pm. Attack players will be cutting and chalking the hair of 12 kids who have already raised over $250 each.
There will be plenty of volunteers there as well to chalk and cut hair. The event is open to everyone. The chalking allows people who can't cut their hair to chalk it. The chalk comes out in one wash.
Taylor-Misener says ponytails can still be donated. they must not be dyed, and must be 8 inches or longer.
Hair that is donated will go towards making wigs for kids. Taylor notes a Cancer Society hair donation program with Pantene has ended, but the local, Owen Sound society will absolutely still take donated hair at their office and send it along to the right place.
Overall, the hope is to raise $50,000 this year. Money will go towards supporting local people affected by cancer.