STUDIO CITY ( — The Los Angeles Clippers are teaming up with a local support group to raise awareness about esophageal cancer.

Megan Yost, Esophageal Cancer Action Network volunteer, and Dr. Gilbert Simoni visited the KCAL9 studios Tuesday to talk about the April 3 game at Staples Center.

ECAN’s message about the critical link between heartburn and cancer will air on the stadium’s Jumbotron and be broadcast through the public address system, sharing a life-saving message with the anticipated sellout crowd of 19,000.

Additionally, ECAN and its event sponsors, Covidien and Torax Medical, Inc., will provide important materials to fans at various locations on the lower concourse.

ECAN has purchased a group of 430 tickets in the middle upper concourse level where supporters can sit and cheer together. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $27 for ECAN supporters and can be purchased through a special link that waives the service charges.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ECAN, plus the ECAN ticket purchasers will have access to watch pregame warm-ups – before doors open to the public – and receive a special gift.

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