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The Opelika Wrestling Bulldogs will be hosting a “Pin Cancer Night” tomorrow at the high school’s Mainstreet Gym, a fundraiser for the East Alabama Medical Center Cancer Foundation.
During their meet, they will bout with Enterprise and Smiths Station.
The cost of admission is $7 for adults and $2 for students. All student proceeds and half of the adult proceeds will benefit the foundation’s mission of providing quality treatment to cancer patients and ultimately helping find a cure for the disease.
According to Jim Davis, coach of the Wrestling Bulldogs program, said his team “will be wrestling in honor of or for someone they know who has lost the battle or is battling this deadly disease.”
Construction is nearing completion on the EAMC’s new E.L. Spencer, Jr. and Ruth Priester Spencer Cancer Center, a multi-million dollar facility which is expected to open in May, replacing the smaller one currently operating within the hospital.
“We have an outstanding team of nurses, therapists and doctors as well as the full support of administration, but we’ve outgrown our (current) center. With EAMC’s Cancer Center moving to a freestanding building, patients will be able to experience care in a state-of-the-art facility dedicated solely to cancer treatment,” said EAMC Radiation Oncologist Dr. John Cabelka.
The meet is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night. The school is located at 1700 Lafayette Parkway.