The statistics are striking. 1 in 7 men in Quebec will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer during their lifetime. When looking at the number of men that form the Phoenix organization, supporters, volunteers, players … we can not remain indifferent to it.
It was natural for the Sherbrooke Phoenix to partner for a second year in the country Noeudvembre established by the organization Procure.
The mission is to advance research, eliminate the taboos surrounding the disease and offer support to men with the disease who often do not feel comfortable talking about it.
Coaches will wear the bowtie Noeudvembre, the 18th and 19th of November at the Palais des Sports. Fans can show their support by purchasing them for $ 35 at the kiosk in the entrance to the arena. It is also possible to purchase online at:www.noeudvembre.ca
“We all have someone in our entourage touched by this cancer. We are proud to support the cause that drives the search and that sensitizes us to be more concerned about our health, because it is important to stay alert and talking, “says head coach Stéphane Julien.
For the occasion, it’s Francis Demers, program director of the Harvest Festival and singer for the band Country Rodeo-Drive group, who will sing the national anthem.
“Cancer, for me, like most people, came tinting my life and that of my family too often. I never miss an opportunity to do my part to fight this disease. Prostate cancer especially affects me as a man and I welcome the initiative of the Phoenix to spend the evening in this great cause,” expressed Francis Demers.
Moreover, the Phoenix are in action at the Palais des Sports on Friday and Saturday.
- November 18: Baie-Comeau Drakkar vs Sherbrooke Phoenix at 7 pm
- Promotion: 2 for 1 for students.
- November 18: Drummondville Voltigeurs vs Sherbrooke Phoenix at 4 pm presented by Desjardins
- Promotion: Free for athletes 18 and under wearing their team’s jersey, each accompanied by an adult.