A few weeks ago the local office of the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure issued an invitation to all breast cancer survivors in the area to go to a Twin City Cyclones hockey game for free. Two tickets per person were given for “Pink in the Rink” where the Cyclones all wore bright pink jerseys!! All survivors and their guests were seated in one section.

My pal Annie and I went, my first and her second ice hockey opportunity. Bundled for the cold, we watched the Cyclones lose to the Columbus Blue Jackets but we had a blast – – a cold one for sure! At one of the “intermissions,” a red carpet was rolled onto the ice and all survivors and their guests were called on to the carpet, with our names called out one- by- one on the loud speakers. It was tremendous to see rows of survivors in pink walking out onto that ice.I was so happy to join so many women who had survived the disease – -some for 2 years, some for many more, and me for 7 years!