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Blues to Help Fight Cancer this Weekend

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues are celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer™ Awareness Month, a NHL initiative, by hosting host two special nights this weekend.

Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night will take place on Friday, October 22, when the Blues take on the Chicago Blackhawks. This special night is being held in celebration of Mandi Schwartz, the sister of 2010 Blues first round draft choice Jaden Schwartz, who received a stem cell transplant in September in an effort to beat cancer that had been destroying her bone marrow since 2008. Complete recovery of her immune system will take approximately a year and she'll be monitored closely before she can return home to her native Saskatchewan.

Fans can learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Be The Match Marrow Registry and Friends of Kids with Cancer during the game on the plaza level concourse.

A special ticket offer for the Hockey Fights Cancer Night game is available, with $5 from each ticket being donated to one of the selected groups. In addition, proceeds from a special silent auction will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Be The Match. Fans can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a one of a kind Brett Hull replica statue, with proceeds to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer.

On Saturday, October 23, the Blues and Saint Louis University Hospital present the fourth annual Pink at the Rink, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure St. Louis Affiliate®. Fans can purchase tickets to Saturday’s Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game through a special offer, with $5 from each ticket being donated to Komen for the Cure St. Louis Affiliate. Each ticket purchased through the offer includes a commemorative pink t-shirt and seating in special “pink out” sections.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and will be able to enjoy several in-arena activities including a breast cancer education booth, survivor recognition and highlights from the Blues’ participation in this past summer’s Race for the Cure. Fans will also have a chance to purchase commemorative pins and autographed mini helmets, and bid on items in a special silent auction, all to benefit Komen for the Cure St. Louis Affiliate.

The Blues and Saint Louis University Hospital will also host breast cancer survivors and their families at the game.

Blues players are supporting this initiative all month long by wearing a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmet during games in October and Blues coaches and broadcasters will wear a commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer tie on October 22 to show their support. Several Blues players will also participate in hospital visits this month.
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