Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sue Deacon Cup (Hockey Fights Cancer!)

It is a beautiful spring day and I should really be thinking about playing banjo on the porch. However, my mind is occupied by something that I think is much more urgent. Almost two years ago one of the skaters I met at my women's hockey school the Joy of Hockey died of Ovarian cancer.

Sue Deacon was a special person and I feel lucky to have known her even if just for a short period near the end of her life. She had the hockey spirit. I had to kick her off the ice almost every week so the zamboni could come on and do it's work. Sue was always interested in feedback on her skills and wanted always be at her best.

Next weekend I am playing on a team called the Selects in the second annual Sue Deacon Cup to help keep Sue's spirit alive. Last year we raised $100,00 and I am hoping to help in raising more this year.

One of the things I like about this initiative (besides the fact that we have set up two fun days of hockey) is that we are fundraising as a team.

Hockey is a team sport and no team can win with just one allstar player (look at this year's Penguins) and cancer can't be beat without a team effort that includes you.

Because we are fundraising as a team I have a modest goal of raising $250 so small pledges help too. I am currently at 45% of my goal and hope you can help support our team in working together to help find a cure for Ovarian Cancer.

Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for your support.


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