Saturday, October 2, 2010

Goalies Against Cancer 2010

Some thoughts (very few, really) about the preseason are coming up later but first a small public service announcement of sorts. I just wanted to draw everyone's attention to Goalies Against Cancer 2010. Goalies Against Cancer is a program organized by a couple of goalie-playing brothers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. They've put together a number of events for the month of October to raise money for breast cancer research. All the proceeds from everything they're doing will be donated to Passionately Pink for the Cure, which goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

The reason I know about this is because my older brother Chris is involved in one of the events. From October 21st to October 31st, there will be original sketch cards of some well-known goalies up for auction on eBay. You can see all the ones that have been submitted so far here (more will be added), but here's a closer look at Chris's.

Chris lives in Alabama so he doesn't know much about hockey.  When he
volunteered to be a part of this, we had the following conversation:
"Is Ryan Miller popular?"
"Uh.  Yeah."

Many of us - too many of us - have been affected by breast cancer.  One of my very favorite families in the world struggled through a fierce battle with it over the course of the last year.  If you're at all interested in finding out more information, hit the link above and check out the many ways you can make a donation.  One hundred percent of all proceeds earned are going directly to the cause.  No one involved is pocketing anything.  Expect another reminder as October gets closer.  I'm pretty sure Ryan Miller would be okay with one of you bidding tons and tons of money for his sketch card since it's all going to cancer research.

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