Breast Cancer Awareness set for Oct. 10

Dynamo, Methodist Cancer Center event to be held at Dynamo-Revolution match

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Stephanie Gonzalez / Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on
Sunday, October 10, offering a special $20 ticket package that will benefit the
Methodist Cancer Center. Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti, Dynamo
defender Bobby Boswell, and Methodist
Cancer Center
co-director Dr. Edgardo Rivera made the announcement today.

“We are very lucky to have players who are
also committed to our charitable causes and our community causes, and Bobby
Boswell is a fine example of that,” Canetti said. “This is another opportunity
for us to give back to the community and for our fans to give back to the
community.”

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The special $20 ticket
offer for the Oct. 10 match against the New England Revolution includes a
ticket, a pink commemorative T-shirt, and a field pass to be part of a human
pink ribbon formed on the field. Fans will also get to meet Boswell after the
game. Tickets are available at HoustonDynamo.com/BreastCancer.

“The guys are always giving me a hard time in
the locker room about being involved in breast cancer, but it’s very serious,”
Boswell said. “Women are very important to everyone, whether it be a mother,
wife, or daughter. It’s the number two killer of women, and that’s terrible,
and we’re going to try to raise some money and put it toward research so we can
end all this.”

The Sunday night match
is presented by the Methodist Hospital System, and the first 5,000 fans will
receive pink Dynamo hats, courtesy of Methodist.

“As a breast oncologist, it used to be pink
was my favorite color, but now it’s pink and orange, so thank you to the Dynamo
for doing this,” Dr. Rivera said. “It’s in collaboration with this type of
partnership that we can actually make changes in the fight against breast
cancer. Although we’ve made significant strides, it’s by working together to
raise money and awareness that we’re really going to win the fight against
breast cancer.”

As part of Major
League Soccer’s support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, teams will play with
a special edition of the Jabulani ball colored with pink accents. Three such
gameballs will be raffled off on October 10, with raffle tickets available near
the Oktoberfest area outside the stadium prior to the match.

The Dynamo’s October
10 match against New England at Robertson
Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is their final night home game of the season. Discounted
ticket offers are available at HoustonDynamo.com/tickets.

The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club
that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first four seasons and
represented the United States in international competition in four consecutive
years. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713)
276-7500.

The Methodist Hospital, an internationally recognized
leader in cancer care, offers revolutionary methods of cancer prevention,
diagnosis and treatment from leading medical professionals. Support from The
Methodist Hospital Research Institute, as well as medical and research
institutions worldwide, helps the Methodist
Cancer Center
bring clinically proven, innovative diagnosis and treatment options to patients
as soon as they are available. Methodist
Cancer Center
also offers patients access to participate in federally and privately funded clinical
trials, giving them alternatives to traditional medical care.