Public service time at State of the Skate... if you are in or around New Jersey this coming weekend, or know a skating fan who is, please take note of a great cancer benefit called Skate for Love taking place this Saturday (April 16) in Morristown, NJ.
From the press release...
Skate for Love will bring together top skaters Emily Hughes, Kimmie Meissner and Ashley Wagner, whose performance will honor individuals who have lost loved ones to cancer as well as to celebrate the triumph of survivors and their families. Skate for Love was created to unite friends and families of cancer survivors whose lives have been touched by this disease.
Skate for Love began as the vision of two competitive figures skaters, Corinna Lin (16) and Madison Olivieri (15) who felt compelled to give back to their sport by creating this benefit. From a young age, Lin was touched as she witnessed the strength and spirit of sisters Sarah and Emily Hughes as they dealt with their mother Amy Hughes' battle with breast cancer. The Hughes courageous journey was the genesis for Skate for Love.
The event will host an impressive cast of champion skaters in addition to several skating celebrities who appear off-ice to show their support. Skate for Love will also feature live musical entertainment. Tickets for the event are very affordable and all the night's net proceeds will benefit the New Jersey affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. For more information visit www.skateforlove.org.