© Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Now
The MHL Ramblers will be wearing blue as they Skate 4 Prostate during their game against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers Saturday night at Amherst Stadium. Fans are encouraged to wear blue as well to show their support for the fight against prostate cancer. All geared up and ready to go for Saturday’s contest are: (seated, from left) Richard Tingley, Daniel Walsh, Brett Shute, assistant coach Tim Ripley, captain Cam McDonald, coach and general manager Jim Bottomley, Ben MacDonald, Jamie Bishop, Tyler Whiffen, (standing, from left) trainer Willie Boyle, Willie MacDonald, Kyle Beckwith, Brock Morrison, Ryan Caswell, Zach MacEwen, Travis Howe, Blake Millman, Ross Martin, Robert Davis, Shawn Wright, John Deacon, Wade Kropp, Nick Cass, Serge Boisvert, and stick boy Curtis Langille.
AMHERST – The CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers will face off against two opponents Saturday night at Amherst Stadium.
They will compete against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers and, at the same time, do battle against prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men, with one in seven being diagnoses with the disease in their lifetime.
The Ramblers have joined forces with the Nova Scotia Community College, Cumberland Campus, Business Administration-Project Management to decrease the odds of contracting prostate cancer.
The Ramblers and NSCC ask men to educate themselves to understand their risk and to seek regular medical checkups to detect the disease. When detected early, the treatment and prognosis is much improved.
Also, money raised through a Ramblers jersey raffle during the event will be donated to the Cancer Society for Prostate research.