Aston, Pennsylvania (August 14, 2015) – To kick off the team’s inaugural season, the Aston Rebels will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness weekend October 9 and 10. The team will be auctioning off its specially-designed, game-worn jerseys to support Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), who provides free programs and services for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Breast cancer has personally affected many of us in the Rebels organization,” stated team president Ken Dennis. “Studies indicate that one in eight women will be diagnosed with a form of breast cancer in their lifetime. Living Beyond Breast Cancer has a proven track record of providing both the educational information and emotional support many women seek following their diagnosis. Being new to the area, we want to give back to the community as best we can by working with a local, trusted partner like Living Beyond Breast Cancer,” concluded Dennis.
Immediately following the Rebels’ October 10 home game against the New Jersey Titans, fans and the team’s family members will be given an opportunity to bid on the players’ jerseys. The auction will take place in between rinks 3 and 4 at the IceWorks Skating Complex.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Aston Rebels this year” said LBBC chief executive officer Jean A. Scahs, MSS, MLSP. Our mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. This event is a great way to bring the community together to welcome the Aston Rebels and also support the work we do at LBBC. Because of organizations like the Rebels, in 2014 we were able to help more than 500,000 people across the country. Our goal is to reach even more this year.”
The Aston Rebels are a Tier II American Junior hockey team located in Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The team plays in the East Division of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The North American Hockey League is the only USA Hockey sanctioned Tier II Junior league consisting of 24 teams in 14 states from across North America. Over 400 players from the NAHL have made NCAA commitments since 2013. The team plays its home games at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. To strive toward reaching that vision, LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC addresses the current needs of all people affected by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery or living with a history of or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its programs and services in a variety of formats, deliver online, in print, by phone and in-person. Click here to visit LBBC.org.