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Monday, March 21, 2011

A devilish good time for a cure; Skate with the Savannah Derby Devils to help stop Diabetes


The Savannah Derby Devils, an all-female flat track roller derby league team, is offering a unique opportunity to mingle with the skaters and raise funds for the American Diabetes Association’s annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign.
The Devils are participating in this year’s campaign as the ‘Squeals on Wheels,’ and will be hosting a Business after Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday March 23, at Star Castle Family Entertainment Center in Savannah.
Participants will get the chance to skate with the Devils while enjoying some retro tunes, snacks and refreshments. There will be games, raffle drawings and prizes will be awarded. No skates or gear required but if you have a pair of skates, you are encouraged to bring them with you and lace up for the cause.
Tickets must be purchased online and no later than 3 p.m. the day of the event. No ticket sales are available on site. The $25 registration includes a ticket to the Savannah Derby Devils’ April 2, home opener bout against Charleston, debuting at the Savannah Civic Center.
Proceeds from the skating event will go to the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss-A-Pig Campaign which helps to raise awareness and aides the ADA in finding a cure for America’s ‘Silent Killer.’
The Kiss-A-Pig Campaign pits local teams against each other to see who can raise the most funds and earn the right to kiss Armani the pig on May 7. Until 1921, there was no treatment for diabetes. The discovery of insulin, originally derived from the pancreas of a pig, sustains life for those who are insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetics. Therefore, the event honors the pig for saving countless lives.
Diabetes is the nation's fifth deadliest disease, killing more than 220,000 Americans each year. It is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, adult blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic amputations.
Join the Devils and skate for a cure during this unique After Hours event.
To purchase your tickets online Visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/160386
For more information on skating with the Devils call Sue Burke Lydon at (912) 441-9743.
If you can’t make the event, but still want to help the ‘Squeals on Wheels’ kiss the pig, donate online at: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=6207444&pg=personal&fr_id=7670
Star Castle Family Entertainment Center is located at 550 Mall Blvd., Savannah.

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