A big "job well done" to the Peter Karmanos-owned Plymouth Whalers, who are doing their part by having the team's inaugural Pink Out! For Breast Cancer Awareness. As part of the upcoming event, the Whalers dyed their hair pink Tuesday for Friday's game against the Niagara IceDogs. There's a photo gallery from the Detroit News, including one of Canes' draft pick Chris Terry with his new 'do.
The cause is one close to Karmanos' heart. His wife Barbara Ann died from the disease in 1989. In 1995, Karmanos gave $15 million to help fight breast cancer, which led to the develop of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Proceeds from the Pink Out! will go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Also, Thomas Thewes, a co-owner of the Whalers and Hurricanes, died after a long battle with leukemia in late September.
Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative by the NHL and the NHLPA, has numerous events in October and early November to help raise funds and awareness. Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night at the RBC Center will be Nov. 2, as the Canes play the Toronto Maple Leafs.