Rays Donate Nearly $32,000 to Share Our Suzy

Stingrays, Trident Health Donate Nearly $32,000 to Share Our Suzy

Aug 12, 2016

A photo gallery of Thursday's check presentation is available HERE.

The South Carolina Stingrays and Trident Health held a special check presentation on Thursday at Trident Breast Care Center, donating nearly $32,000 to Share Our Suzy for the fight against breast cancer. The funds came from proceeds raised from the Stingrays' 10th Annual Pink in the Rink presented by Trident Health which was held March 5. 
"Pink in the Rink is always special, and working with Share Our Suzy through our partnership with Trident Health over the last two years is truly remarkable," said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. "Knowing that all the funds stay here in the Charleston community is special. Everyone at Trident Health, Trident Breast Care Center and all at Share Our Suzy, do a great job trying to remember Suzy, and we're lucky and fortunate to be part of it." 
March's Pink in the Rink saw the Stingrays partner with Trident Health for the second straight year. The club wore pink jerseys and skated on pink ice, and helped the fight against breast cancer through various fundraising opportunities for fans, highlighted by the live jersey auction following the game.
"We love working with the Stingrays," said Todd Gallati, CEO of Trident Health. "It's been a great partnership over the years. This was a nice event to be able to take this cause that is so near and dear to everyone's heart, and be able to help Share Our Suzy and individuals who are deeply impacted by cancer. We're proud of funds raised and our partnership." 
Thursday's special presentation took place at Trident Breast Care Center. The center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Care Center of Excellence by the National Consortium of Breast Centers for two straight years. Trident Breast Care Center is the only center in South Carolina to have this level of recognition from the NCBC through the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health as one of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety for the fourth year in a row. 
Share Our Suzy, the recipient of the funds, is a Charleston-based non-profit organization, that allows patients to focus on recovery and not financial stress, and aims to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients in South Carolina in honor of Suzy McGrane. 
"I cannot thank everyone enough for all they've done including having us as a beneficiary for this incredible Pink in the Rink event," said Jack Hibbits of Share Our Suzy. "For our small organization, bringing these type of funds in will help hundreds of patients in the Lowcountry. We are looking forward to continuing this relationship and growing our reach in the community. At the end of the day, we're here to honor Suzy's memory and help local breast cancer patients right here in the Lowcountry." 
In the two seasons the Stingrays and Trident Health have been partnered, over $62,000 has been raised for Share Our Suzy.  In the 10 year history of Pink in the Rink, the Stingrays have raised over $255,000 to help the fight against breast cancer.

The Stingrays' 24th season in the Lowcountry starts on October 22. 2016-17 Season Ticket Packages are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information, fans may call the Stingrays' offices at 843-744-2248 or visit StingraysHockey.com.

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