Calgary, ALTA. (Dec.20) – The Calgary Inferno are holding the fourth annual Keep the Beat fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. With support of the fans and the community, the team looks to build on the $13,000 raised over the past three seasons to support awareness and funding for the Foundation.
The goal of the event is health education and the awareness of heart disease and stroke as well as fundraising for the cause. The Inferno will run a two-week social media campaign in advance of the game with tips to maximize heart health.
“We’re so grateful to the amazing women from the Calgary Inferno,” says Kate Chidester, Heart & Stroke VP of Advocacy, Health & Research in Alberta. “They set a great example through the active, healthy lifestyles they live. And with this event, they are also raising awareness about heart disease and stroke – the number one cause of death for women worldwide.”
The fundraising game will feature a puck drop by Cassie Campbell and takes place at WinSport Arena A, at 4pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 when the Inferno take on their Clarkson Cup rivals, Les Canadiennes de Montreal. The game is sure to be competitive as the two teams have met in the Canadian Women Hockey League’s championship game, the Clarkson Cup, the past two seasons. Calgary won in 2016 and Montreal took home the cup in 2017. The two teams are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the league with the Vanke Rays.
Activities at the game include:
– Silent Auction Featuring 2018 Olympic and Flames Memorabilia
– 2nd Annual Heart & Stroke Puck Toss
– Researchers from the Foothills Medical Center with info about heart health and research
– Hear from Heart and Stroke survivors
– A chance to win a Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks package including dinner, transport and tickets to the game directly following
“The support from the community and my teammates on this initiative over the last few seasons really speaks to how widespread the impacts of heart disease are,” remarks the Inferno’s veteran player Jacquie Pierri, who leads the event. “This is an issue that is indiscriminate in its impact on people both old and young. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to another great event in the New Year.”
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made at: http://support.heartandstroke.ca/goto/InfernoKTB
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Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance https://store.thecwhl.com/collections/calgary-inferno-tickets or at the door.