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5th Liner of the Week: Anita Schrader

by Jordan Mills / Columbus Blue Jackets


EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, we're going to introduce you to a passionate, energetic member of the #CBJ fan community. Know an awesome fan who deserves the spotlight? Tweet the guys at @TheCBJArtillery!

As of October 1, 2014, Anita Schrader is a one-year cancer survivor.

Anita was diagnosed in September of 2013 with Stage II breast cancer and had surgery in October. Since, she has completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This past August, she was a participant in the Susan G. Komen three-day walk in Michigan, where she trekked 60 miles within three days alongside her aunt, Bonnie Rosolowski.

A few of Anita’s hobbies are spending time with her children, Katie and Nick, exercising, hiking, traveling, and napping with her Bengal cat named Remington.

She especially enjoys trips with her husband, Larry, on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Anita is also a huge Blue Jackets fan and has been hooked on hockey for years. She loves the incredible community of fans, which she says stems from the players’ drive to succeed and put Columbus on the map.

When she comes to Nationwide Arena or watches Blue Jackets games on television, her favorite player to see hop over the boards is Matt Calvert.

She met Calvert when he came to the hospital she is employed at, to which she said, “I absolutely love him.”

The Blue Jackets held their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night on Oct. 17 against the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets raised money and created awareness for a disease that touches the lives of so many people.

Together, we are the 5th line.

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