CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the Texas Stars Foundation has donated $21,000 to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (BCRC) as a result of the funds raised during the team’s fourth annual Pink in the Rink Weekend presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
This year’s donation to BCRC is the largest in the history of the Texas Stars Foundation’s Pink in the Rink fundraisers. Last year’s third annual Pink in the Rink Weekend raised $17,500 for breast cancer research.
The Stars wore special pink-themed jerseys in two home games against Charlotte Checkers on February 21stand 22nd at Cedar Park Center and those game-worn jerseys were auctioned off as part of the fundraising efforts. Throughout the weekend, breast cancer survivors and volunteers participated in various in-game activities, such as pre-game flag presentations and intermission contests. Additionally, the February 22ndChuck-A-Puck and a portion of money from tickets sold through BCRC directly benefited the organization.
Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC) of Texas is a centralized source of information, education and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond as active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare.
Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC strives to reduce mortality rates by assisting Central Texans diagnosed with breast cancer as they confront obstacles that stand in the way of their treatment or affect their quality of life. BCRC help eliminate barriers related to insurance, employment, family relationships, inability to pay for services, and end-of-life decisions.