McRobbie Optamedia

October 03, 2011 17:29 ET

McRobbie Optamedia: Save the Date: October 15 Roller Derby Declares War on Cancer

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - Mark your calendar for the upcoming EradiSkate Cancer roller derby game, raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and hosted by the E-Ville Roller Derby League.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time: 7 pm

Location: Edmonton Garrison, LFT Building. Map: http://bit.ly/nzXplx

Photo Opportunity: The EradiSkate Cancer roller derby game will provide great visuals for television news and print photographers. Visuals include:

  • Two all-star roller derby teams made up of local Edmonton women in an exciting roller derby game
  • A halftime show with music by up and coming local band Dreamface
  • Patients from the Cross Cancer Institute and Stollery Children's Hospital attending the event in the VIP section
  • Interview opportunities with E-Ville Roller Derby League players
  • Interview opportunities with Alberta Canadian Cancer Society representatives

About E-Ville Roller Derby League: E-Ville Roller Derby was formed in 2006 by a group of pioneering women intent on promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging alternative sporting options for women in Edmonton and surrounding communities. The League has quickly grown to become Edmonton's largest and most popular roller derby league, with four house teams. During the regular season they bout monthly, playing to hundreds of fans at sold-out games.

Several of the skaters' families have been devastated by cancer. The league's first significant fundraiser, EradiSkate Cancer, is seeking to raise $15,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society as part of the Alberta "Reach for a Cure" campaign.

About the Alberta Canadian Cancer Society: The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Funds raised are used for funding the best cancer research in the country, supporting those living with cancer, and crucial strategies in cancer prevention and early detection.

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