February 3, 2012

Help put childhood cancer on ice at Predators game March 10

When the Nashville Predators hit the ice in Nashville March 10, you can score an assist when it comes to childhood cancer.

A portion of the proceeds from the game against the Detroit Red Wings will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Last season, the Predators provided $181,000 in support to the Children’s Hospital, adding to the endowed pediatric cancer research fund they created in 2010 and supporting other programs. This season they are once again allowing hockey fans to support their efforts all season.

In addition, a bone marrow donor registration drive will be held during the game and a Children’s Hospital cancer survivor, Ashley Scott, will serve as the child ambassador and “Mayor of Smashville” for the night.

To purchase tickets for the March 10 game, use the offer code “Vanderbilt.” First-time users must create an account. In addition to the fundraising game against the Red Wings, Vanderbilt employees can buy discounted Predators tickets all season using the Vanderbilt offer code.

Ed Higgins, (615) 343-1270