Fans are encouraged to wear pink to promote cancer prevention and awareness.
The Fergus Falls Otters Girls Basketball teams will "Shoot for a Cure" when they host Willmar for their Cancer Awareness night on Thursday, February 9th at the Kennedy Secondary School gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.
Several fundraising and awareness events are planned for the night including a 50/50 pot with half the proceeds going to the lucky winner and the other half going to the Lake Region Healthcare Cancer Care & Research Center. There will also be opportunities to sponsor a player or team by donating money for each point scored that night to the Cancer Center.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game as a show of support for the local fight against cancer.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Lake Region Healthcare Cancer Care and Research Center in Fergus Falls and will be designated to the Survivorship Fund to help ease financial burdens for patients in active treatment at the cancer center.
About Lake Region Healthcare and the Cancer Care & Research Center
Lake Region Healthcare is living out its vision to be Minnesota's preeminent regional healthcare partner. With over 85 medical staff and over 900 employees, its team is dedicated to serving its patients and community with integrity, teamwork, compassion and excellence.
The Cancer Care & Research Center opened in 2010 after the community came together to raise over $10 million for this worthy cause. Cancer patients in the region no longer need to travel long distances to receive world-class cancer care.