"We are looking forward to Friday night and sharing our resources with the community," said Shayna Knack, Senior Manger and Community Development with the American Cancer Society. "It's and honor to be part of this event and we want to thank the Dragons organization for partnering with us in the fight to end cancer."
Defeating Cancer Night will included a variety of special events and activities, and will feature in-game recognition of cancer survivors and supporters. A portion of ticket revenue from the game will also be donated to the American Cancer Society and Pink Ribbon Girls.
The Dragons will also be conducting a news conference at 8:00 p.m. in the press box at Fifth Third Field to provide comment on this event. Eric Deutsch, Dragons Executive Vice President, and a representative from the American Cancer Society will also provide comment.