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Promotions: A Special Siren Sounder

Wednesday, 01.27.2010 / 4:31 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Jon Chase
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Promotions: A Special Siren Sounder
Last season we started a new tradition with the Carolina Hurricanes. Before the team takes the ice we have a celebrity, season ticket holder, corporate sponsor or fan sound the Hurricanes warning siren to bring the team on to the RBC Center ice.

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Over the past few years we have had some well-known individuals including Super Bowl Champion Bill Cowher; wrestling great Ric Flair; Miracle on Ice member and 1980 Gold Medalist Jim Craig; NFL players including Carolina Panther Steve Smith; former Hurricanes players such as Bates Battaglia; Senator Elizabeth Dole; Ryan Newman and fellow NASCAR drivers; a variety of Olympians and more. 

While the name of the siren sounder on January 28th may not ring a bell, John Foley is truly a hero and a life-saver. Foley made a sacrifice that many would not be willing to do. He donated his kidney.

The act of donating a kidney speaks for itself. But what stands out even more is the kidney did not go to one of his two children or even a family member.  Foley’s sacrifice was part of an intricate donation chain that involved a total of 16 people. Foley had originally tried to donate his kidney to best friend Kaaren Johanson, but the two were not a match.

With the help of many, Foley became involved in a chain in which he donated his kidney to a patient in Oklahoma City and Johanson received an organ from someone in Detroit.

Instead of trying to paint the total picture and do this story justice, check out the full details from a very well done article published in the News & Observer.

Please join me in welcoming John at Thursday’s game.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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