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Hockey Fights Cancer Week Underway

February 21, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Brandon Wheat Kings News Release

Brandon, MB - The Brandon Wheat Kings along with Cancer Care Manitoba are excited to finalize plans for a pair of home games this week, all part of Hockey Fights Cancer Week.

Hockey Fights Cancer week is proudly presented by Vionell Holdings and will include several fundraising efforts for Cancer Care Manitoba as well as the family of Brandonite and former NHL'er Ryan White.

On Wednesday morning, our Hockey Fights Cancer Theme Sweater Jersey auction will go live on Dash Auctions. Fans can bid on the game worn sweater of their favorite player until midnight on Sunday February 27th.

The uniquely designed lavender sweaters were designed by Brooks Freeman Design in Virden, MB and feature names of family and friends of the Wheat Kings who have battled or continue to battle with cancer.

On Wednesday night, a lavender theme game worn Ridly Greig sweater will be raffled off, with all funds going to support Brandonite's Ryan and Sarah White and their son Gordie.

Last week, Gordie was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. DIPG is an aggressive form of brain cancer, most found in children ages 7-10. It has a 0% survival rate. To get more time with his loving family, Gordie will soon begin six weeks of radiation therapy.

On Friday night, the Wheat Kings will raffle off several items, including a game used loonie stick, a game worn sweater, autographed NHL Draft hats from Jake Chiasson and Vinny Iorio and a hockey accessory prize pack from Howie's Hockey Tape.

All funds raised on Friday night and through the online auction, will be donated to Cancer Care Manitoba.

About Cancer Care Manitoba

All funds donated to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation remain in Manitoba. These funds support CancerCare Manitoba's internationally recognized team of health professionals who provide outstanding care for patients and their families.

The Foundation's mission, in partnership with donors, is to support CancerCare Manitoba's strategic priorities. This year is the Foundation's 20th anniversary, a significant milestone marking two decades of investment and progress.

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has been able to grant more than $125 million since 2000. This support to CancerCare Manitoba profoundly impacts patient outcomes.

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