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Saturday August 20th, 2011

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Only a month after its poker run, The Breast Ride Ever is trading bike helmets for goalie masks.

Teaming up with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL,) the organization is skating towards a fundraiser on November 26 and 27. The event, bringing talented CWHL athletes to Windsor, will be made up of two league games between Toronto and Montreal at Windsor Arena (572 McDougall St.)

Players hit the ice on Saturday at 6:00 pm with a Hockey Night In Windsor fundraiser after-party to follow. While details are still being hammered out for post-game festivities that night, spectators are encouraged to bring their helmets and skates to Sunday’s 12:30 pm game – after it’s done, fans will be allowed to skate with players and get autographs.

While team rosters will soon be available on CWHL’s website, it’s expected that Ruthven naitive and Montreal’s number one draft pick Meghan Agosta will be on hand with teammates Julie Chu, Caroline Ouellette, Kim St. Pierre and Lisa Marie Breton. Some women from Toronto’s expected roster include Jo Small, Tessa Bonhomme, Britni Smith and Jess Scanzano.

Stick It To Cancer proceeds will go to Tthe Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation for the purchase of an Endobronchial Ultrasound – a tool to help with cancer diagnostics. Funds raised will also benefit their Seeds4Hope Cancer Research Program and The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County’s community-based services.

As a not-for-profit organization, CWHL was created to give women everywhere a place to showcase their abilities and play world-class hockey. Entering their fourth season, the organization also supports many charities and competes in community exhibition games, wrapping up their season with playoffs for the Clarkson Cup. As always, The Breast Ride Ever’s goal is to raise awareness about breast cancer and assist those suffering from the life-threatening illness through charity events.

For more info on this event and to buy tickets, those interested can visit The Breast Ride Ever’s website.

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