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Hockey is helping battle breast cancer

The St. Louis Blues are participating in Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month and will be holding two special events in honor of the initiative.

On October 22, the Blues will be taking on the Chicago Blackhawks during Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. This special event will be honoring Mandi Schwartz, the sister of Blues first round draft pick Jaden Schwartz. She had been diagnosed with cancer and received a stem cell transplant to help beat the disease.

The big event will take place on October 23, when the Blues and Saint Louis Hospital present the fourth annual Pink at the Rink event which, will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure St. Louis Affiliate. Fans can still purchase tickets, and $5 from each ticket will be donated to Komen for the Cure. They will also receive a pink t-shirt and be seated in special pink sections.

Fans attending are encouraged to wear pink to the game where there will also be activities throughout the arena. There will be breast cancer education booths, survivor recognition and also highlights from past events.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been a leading breast cancer advocate since its founding in 1982, having raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research.
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