The Waunakee hockey team is raising donations to promote pancreatic cancer awareness

WAUNAKEE, Wis. – The Waunakee High School hockey team is doing its part to help fight pancreatic cancer.

On Wednesday, at 6 p.m., players were out at the Dunkin Donuts run-up event to raise donations for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as part of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

The Warriors will face Middleton at the Cardinals Ice Pond in Waunake on Saturday. During the game, a minute of miracles gives fans the opportunity to support the work with donations and raffles.

Families with pancreatic cancer are encouraged to participate in the game to respect and support their loved ones.

“It feels really good. This is the fourth year I am doing it, Brayden Olstad said. “We’ve raised more money and more money every year, so it feels really good.”

The team will receive donations for purple bracelets, ribbons and foam waffles throughout the week.

In 2021, an estimated 60,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and about 50,000 will die, according to the Hirshberg Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation.

This is the ninth year that the Warriors are participating in the effort.

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