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