Dynamiters Go Pink for Starlite Campaign


Kimberley BC – The Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club is gearing up to once again support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and its annual Starlite Campaign.

During the month of October the team is hosting a fundraiser at each home game by auctioning off players’ one of kind jerseys in support of breast cancer.  The funds raised from the popular event will also help to light a star atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital when the Starlite Campaign launches at the end of November.

“Several years ago we had a very successful jersey fundraiser with EKFH and the digital mammography campaign.  That Kimberley Dynamitersdonation made a big difference to people with a breast cancer diagnosis so we wanted to help again this year,” shares Dynamiters President Chad Koran.

Funds raised from the month long events will go to EKFH and be dedicated toward helping with the purchase of a sentinel node biopsy probe.   The concept of the sentinel lymph node is important because of the advent of the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique, also known as a sentinel node procedure. This technique is used in the staging of certain types of cancer to see if they have spread to any lymph nodes, since lymph node metastasis is one of the most important prognostic signs. It can also guide the surgeon to the appropriate therapy.

The team worn jerseys will be up for auction and bidding will take place at all of the home games in October.  The bidding will close at the 10:00 minute mark of the third period at the October 25th game when the Dynamiters take on the Chase Heat at 2:00 pm.  Make sure that you get your bids in for your chance to win your favorite jersey and support a great cause!

For more information on the Kimberley Dynamiters visit www.kimberleydynamiters.net.

To help light a path for others and supporting health care programs in your community, please consider a donation to the 2015 Starlite Campaign visit www.ekfh.ca.