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A message from Karin Housley

Karin Housley, wife of Sabres coach Phil, shares a personal message as Hockey Fights Cancer Night approaches

by Karin Housley @KarinHousley /

We've heard it many times: The hockey community is one big family. And we are. So when cancer hits one of our family, whether it's a player, fan, coach, trainer, owner, fan, employee or family member, we are there to support. 

The Buffalo Sabres Wives & Girlfriends got together for a photo shoot to raise awareness to our family's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Each of us had individual stories and are "Fighting For" someone in our family. 

Phil's mother passed away at the age of 59 from glioblastoma. Our daughter (age 30) had a random skin scan this summer at the dermatologist, and it turned out to be skin cancer. 

Early screening is important, no matter what your age. We are much further ahead in technologies than we used to be…so get yourself tested. 

The American Cancer Society has a great guideline chart as to when you should get certain screenings done, so why not make that appointment right now? It could save your life or someone in your - and our - family.

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