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Red Wings to present banner at Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Treatment Center on Wednesday

Team-signed and fan-signed banner presentation on Nov. 2

Monday, 10.31.2011 / 4:11 PM / Community
By Christy Hammond  - Community Relations Manager
DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings Advisor to Hockey Operations, Chris Chelios, and Bekki Nill, wife of Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jim Nill, will present a team-signed and fan-signed banner on behalf of the team at Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, Mich., this Wednesday afternoon, November 2, as part of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer month.

Players and fans signed the eight-foot by two-foot banner on the JLA concourse behind Section 112 during the Wings’ Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, Oct. 21. The banner includes the Red Wings’ breast cancer awareness logo and reads “The Detroit Red Wings Support You.”

"We're very grateful for the Detroit Red Wings organization and players and their efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer and support those fighting this disease," said Nick Karmanos, senior vice president, Institutional Relations, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. "The Detroit Red Wings commitment to caring not only helps raise critical funds for breast cancer prevention but also engages fans to be actively involved in the process, enhancing breast cancer awareness which helps save lives."

WHO:        
Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings Advisor to Hockey Operations
Bekki Nill, wife of Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jim Nill
Nick Karmanos, Senior Vice President, Institutional Relations, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Kathleen Hardy, Oncology Social Worker, Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Treatment Center
Sharon Helmer, M.D., Director, Karmanos Breast Imaging

WHAT: 
   
Chelios and Nill will present the signed banner at Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Treatment Center to representatives from Karmanos and Weisberg

WHERE:    
Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Treatment Center
31995 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Media wishing to cover this event should know that the presentation will take place in the front lobby of the medical center and the banner will hang there before being moved to the infusion area at a later date. Chelios will be available to the media after the presentation.

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