Steel Raise Funds for Mobile Mammography Unit
Chippewa Falls, WI- The Chippewa Steel and Prevea Health partnered to raise $5,190. On Saturday, Oct. 5th, the Chippewa Steel sported special pink jerseys as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night. The game-worn jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation to help purchase a mobile mammography unit for Western Wisconsin.
“Prevea was proud to sponsor this event that raised funds as well as community awareness to promote early detection of breast cancer,” says Angela Quick, Director of Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
“The HSHS St. Joseph’s and Sacred Heart Foundations are grateful to the Chippewa Steel for their tremendous commitment to helping women in our area have better access to screening opportunities, through mobile mammography,” says Andrea Blaeser, Director of Philanthropy, HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation, “This gift will help us reach our goal to purchase a mobile mammography unit for Western Wisconsin.”
“We’re happy to be able to not only create awareness to routinely get checked for breast cancer but also help support the funding for the mobile mammography unit that is needed. The bidders of the Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys were more than generous in helping raise these funds for people of Western Wisconsin,” said Jake Serwe, Business Manager of the Chippewa Steel Hockey team.
The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non-pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. Notable Alumni of the NAHL include Ryan Suter (MIN), Patrick Kane (CHI) and Phil Kessel (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.