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Skate For Hope; skating to fight breast cancer

This weekend a star-studded cast will take to the ice for a premiere figure skating event benefiting breast cancer research and awareness. Skate for Hope will be held on Saturday June 19th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio featuring three-time US National Champion Johnny Weir, Rachael Flatt, Emily Hughes, Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates, Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker, and Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin.

“I’m so excited to get on the ice again to perform,” Johnny Weir tweeted to his fans.

Meanwhile 2006 Olympian Emily Hughes took to her twitter account to share how she is preparing for the show.

“In the gym getting ready for Skate For Hope next week- so excited!”

This unique fundraising event has raised over $233,000 to help find a cure for breast cancer. Held every summer, Skate for Hope uses figure skating to bring attention, resources and education to the fight against breast cancer. Over 100 skaters from the Central Ohio area will join the star-studded cast to present a spectacular show to honor those that have been touched by this disease.

Proceeds from Skate for Hope are donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Rachael Flatt took to her Facebook urging skating fans to help support the cause.

“Excited to go to Columbus, Ohio, this week for one of my favorite events, Skate for Hope! Please help me raise breast cancer awareness for young women and girls by going to You can buy tickets to the show or you can make a donation if you’re unable to attend.”

Tickets are available online, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Nationwide Arena Box Office. Tickets prices range from $15.00 – $45.00. Show begins at 5:00pm.

Please consider supporting this wonderful cause.

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