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Otter Basketball Teams “Hoopin for a Cure” in Doubleheader

Monday, February 4, 2019

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Boys & Girls Games on February 8 vs. Detroit Lakes and Sauk Rapids-Rice willpromote Cancer prevention & awareness

[Fergus Falls, MN] ~The Fergus Falls Otters Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be “Hoopin’ for a Cure”when they host a double headeragainst Detroit Lakes and Sauk Rapids-Rice for their Cancer Awareness night on Friday, February 8that the Kennedy Secondary School gymnasium.

The varsity girls matchup is slated for 6:00pm followed by boys basketball action at 7:30pm.

Several fundraising and awareness events are planned for the night including a kid’s balloon raffle and pass the bucket. There will also be opportunities to sponsor a player or team by donating money for each point scored that night to the Cancer Center. Sponsorships can be purchased at both entrances of the gymnasium. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to the games 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 so that cancer patients in the region no longer needed to travel long distances to receive world-class cancer care.

For more information about Lake Region Healthcare, visit