Pink Out: Battling for a Cure

One of the most valuable lessons our athletes ever learned happened before a game started.

Young hockey players, barely teenagers, lined up on the ice and watched as Donnie Baker dropped a puck in memory of his wife, Heather. Our players saw the tears in his eyes and listened to his message of loss and hope. This was something bigger than hockey unfolding in front of their eyes.

Heather is remembered for her own legacy and her own story of fighting like a champion, but like too many women she lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving behind her husband and three young children.

The foundation bearing her name helps local women in York and Adams counties by easing the stress and financial burdens associated with treating the disease.

As our hockey club strives to develop not only excellent athletes, but also excellent people, we saw an opportunity to get our entire organization involved in a fundraising effort and battle for a cure.

Our annual Pink Out is a day of hope, when we celebrate survivors, honor lives lost, promote breast cancer research and help bring breast cancer care to our local neighbors who so desperately need it.

But we can’t do this without you.

We want to see more moms, wives, sisters and friends step onto the ice and drop the pucks as survivors, instead of loved ones dropping pucks in their memory.

There’s a good chance you know a woman who has been affected by breast cancer – or you will. About 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer. Every 2 minutes, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the U.S.

We want to help those patients become survivors. And with your donation, we can reach our goals at our Pink Out this year on Oct. 12.

Please consider making a donation to this great cause, even if you can't join us at the rink in October.

Checks can be made payable to the York Ice Hockey Club. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. A donation receipt for tax purposes can be sent if requested.

Thank you for your generosity and support,

The Pink Out Committee