Cancer sucks, but actions speak louder than words. Pretty much everyone in the world has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives. I’m proud to be the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and I cannot begin to imagine how different my life would be without her.

Fortunately there’s a way to take action that involves playing hockey. Road hockey unites as a country regardless of our gender, age, cultural background, affluence and/or skill level, and Vancouverites are banding together in a dawn-to-dusk marathon of games to conquer cancer on September 14th outside Rogers Arena.

Benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, teams have been fundraising and competing to qualify for a celebrity draft. Teams could add the likes of Canucks Alum Kirk McLean, Darcy Rota, Orland Kurtenbach, country singers Dallas Smith, Aaron Prichett and Chad Brownlee,or Miss Canada 2012 Tara Teng to their roster. Streets of Vancouver will also feature the games, musical acts, interactive exhibits and food… are you in?

For more information: teamuptoconquercancer.ca

 

She was hooked after the first shot off her aluminum Gretzky hockey stick at 13 years old. Growing up playing competitive hockey in Vancouver, British Columbia has inspired her to coach in addition to playing. She is currently the Vice President and Assistant Coach of her alma mater Simon Fraser University for the women's ice hockey club. Upon graduating with a BBA, she has found a way combine her love of sports, mainly hockey, with her career. She has worked with the BC Lions and still works for the Canucks for Kids Fund on game days coordinating one the best 50/50 programs in the NHL. In a nutshell - Ovechkin over Crosby, Vancouver Canucks are my #1, New York Rangers are my #2...and she bakes cakes (the Cake Boss type).

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