Cancer Patient Jose Montano To Kick-Off Fantasy on Ice Opening Night

(San Diego, CA) – Get ready to ice skate in beautiful downtown San Diego at Horton Square this winter season. Children and families are once again invited to lace up their skates and support the 16th Annual Rady Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy on Ice presented by Sycuan. It was a record year at the rink in 2011 with more than 40,000 people skating. Last year the event raised about $130,000 for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

This year, Jose Montano, a brain tumor patient and 2012 Fantasy on Ice Miracle Patient will participate in the opening night ceremony on Nov. 15th at 5:30 p.m

The rink will remain open through the holidays until Jan. 6, 2013, operating seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will only close on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission, which includes the rental of the skates, is $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12.

The Peckham Center is the largest pediatric hematology/oncology program serving San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties and is the only facility in San Diego County for pediatric bone marrow transplants. For the second year in a row, the Center was ranked among the nation’s best pediatric cancer program by U.S. News & World Report. Every year, nearly 200 children are diagnosed with cancer and almost 400 children received treatment at the Center.

Sponsors include: Sycuan, NBC 7 San Diego, The Irvine Company Office Properties, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Wal-Mart, SPIRE Construction, SENTRE Partners, Quick-Dry Flood Services and Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel.

For additional information about the Fantasy on Ice visit: fantasyonicesd.com.