Hockey Game Raises Money for Cancer Research

By: Jummy Olabanji
By: Jummy Olabanji

November 25, 2006

A crown filled the stands at Charlottesville's Ice Park on Saturday to watch two teams battle it out on the ice.

The two teams, from Waynesboro and Richmond, played a benefit game to raise money for cancer research.

Raffle tickets were sold at the game for a variety of different prizes.

All of the proceeds will be given to the UVA Health System Cancer Center.

Aaron Child's father passed away three years ago from cancer.

Child's now believe it's his duty to help raise money and awareness of the disease.

"We (my family) learned a lot through the process of dealing with his illness and after wards. Exactly what families and the people have to go up against: the expense that are included, the difficulty with receiving proper health care, lack of insurance, medicare, whatnot. So, we try to do what we can to be supportive," said Childs.

Anyone interested in making a donation can contact that UVA Health System.

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