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Madison Capitols host annual Cross-Check Cancer event

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Capitols fans are encouraged to donate to the Cross-Check Cancer cause, in conjunction with the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 

On Tuesday, Andrew Joudrey and Dr. Mark Burkard stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the event.

This is the third annual Cross-Check Cancer event to raise awareness and funds for cancer research in Madison when the team hosts the Fargo Force at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

The Capitols players will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds benefitting UW Carbone Cancer Center, along with a portion of the ticket sales from the game.

“Cancer affects everyone, and it’s an honor to bring the community together to honor and remember those who have battled this deadly disease,” explained Joudrey. “UW Carbone Cancer Center is doing revolutionary cancer research and we are proud to partner with them for this game and to help raise awareness.”

The Capitols will honor survivors with a pregame puck drop, and UW Carbone Director Howard Bailey, MD will speak to the crowd that night.

“We strongly believe in the value of what we do and the value of what we bring to our patients, to our communities and to Wisconsin,” said Bailey.

A majority of the Capitols team including President Andrew Joudrey and Head Coach Garrett Suter will shave their heads in the lobby following Saturday’s game, courtesy of The Barbershop.  Fans who donate for the team to have their heads shaved will be entered to win a prize pack that includes four Eagle’s Nest All You Can Eat tickets, four Capitols pint glasses, and 16 Chuck-A-Pucks. Fans interested in having their heads shaved at the game in support of cancer research can do so at The Barbershop table in the lobby that night.

Fans can also purchase the Hurts Donuts deal, which includes one ticket to Saturday’s game, a Hurts Donut at the game, and a donation to UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Click here for ticket information.

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