Rink to turn pink for GLOW event

The Seattle Thunderbirds and Kamloops Blazers will take to pink ice Sunday, in support of breast health awareness.

“Pink the Rink” is Valley Medical Center’s GLOW event to raise funds to provide mammograms and breast health education for uninsured women at high risk of developing breast cancer.

It is the second anniversary of this GLOW event, which kicks off with a pre-game party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the plaza in front of ShoWare Center.

The group is Valley Medical’s free health and wellness program for women of all ages. It has more than 2,700 members.

The pre-game excitement for the whole family begins with inflatables, games and live entertainment by the band Mr. Pink, who sings cover songs by female artists.

There is a contest to win a pink Mini Cooper and the first 5,000 spectators receive a giveaway package.

A portion of the ticket sales for the game will be donated to The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center. Tickets range from $16 to $60.

Doors to ShoWare open at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. match.

More information is available at http://valleymed.org/glowevents/.