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Wolves go pink in support of breast cancer research

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 11, 2014 - 11:34 AM |
The Sudbury Wolves will host a Pink in the Rink event on Feb. 14. Pictured L-R: Tim Whalen from the Canadian Cancer Society, Craig Duininck and Kevin Raine, of the Sudbury Wolves, and breast cancer survivor Sue Lekun. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

The Sudbury Wolves will host a Pink in the Rink event on Feb. 14. Pictured L-R: Tim Whalen from the Canadian Cancer Society, Craig Duininck and Kevin Raine, of the Sudbury Wolves, and breast cancer survivor Sue Lekun. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

On Valentine's Day, the Sudbury Wolves will take to the ice wearing pink jerseys and pink hockey sticks in hand. It's all part of a Pink in the Rink event in support of breast cancer research.

The pack will face off against the Windsor Spitfires at the Sudbury Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Team jerseys and sticks will be auctioned off to the highest bidders along with other sports memorabilia. Fans will also be able to purchase pink scarves, toques and t-shirts at the game.

As well, the non-profit group, Rock for the Cure — which raises funds for the fight against breast cancer — will set up a booth at the arena and collect old and unused cellphones.

"They don't have to work," said Frank Katarinic, a member of the group, in an email. "All the money we make is donated to a run for the cure gang called the Pink Hooligans."

Rock for the Cure also plays host to an airband show in June and the Art for the Cure. These events have helped to raise more than $20,000 in 11 years.

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