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Wild Charity Of The Month

Monday, 09.24.2007 / 3:58 PM / Minnesota Wild | Community
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Wild Charity Of The Month
 Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Minnesota Affiliate

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Minnesota Affiliate will be the Wild's Charity of the Month in October. Click here to watch the video
Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Minnesota Affiliate is the Minnesota Wild Charity/Non-Profit of the Month for October and will be featured at the Xcel Energy Center during the Wild’s October 30 home game vs. Pittsburgh.
The Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Community Giving Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation.  We focus our support on children’s medical related causes, educational initiatives and the growth and development of youth athletic programs.

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The 2007-2008 NHL hockey season marks the 10th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC).  Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association and is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.  Hockey Fights Cancer’s goal is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer, MSE Community Giving has selected Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Minnesota Affiliate as its Charity of the Month for October 2007.  Minnesota Wild hockey players will wear pink ribbon decals on their helmets throughout October.  A Breast Cancer Awareness night will be held at the October 30, 2007 home game, Wild vs. Penguins, and will include an in-arena silent auction and online auction with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Minnesota Affiliate.
 
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  Susan G. Komen for the Cure along with those who generously support them with their talent, time and resources is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community.  Susan G. Komen for the Cure joins more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.  Through events like the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure, over $25 million has been invested in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in the state of Minnesota.  Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Minnesota Affiliate stay in the state of Minnesota. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Research Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures.  For more information call 952-746-1760 or visit them online at  www.komenminnesota.org.

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