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Olympic gold medalists “Skate for Hope” in BG

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Some world famous skaters are going to take to the ice in Wood County to help fight cancer, and a hometown hero will be a big part of the event. 

Forty-five local skaters are gearing up to “Skate for Hope.” It's a program that raises money for breast cancer research, education, and support services.

The local skaters each have to raise money in order to become a cast member in the show. Then Olympians and other top skaters will join them for the performance.

"In some way, shape, or form, everyone who is involved with this particular program, Skate for Hope, has been touched by some type of cancer, and it's bringing everyone together to work as a team,” says Skate for Hope Ambassador Shelly Bressler.

Skate for Hope is this Saturday, May 3 at the BGSU Ice Arena.

Bowling Green native and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton will emcee the event, along with gold medalist Sarah Hughes.

Find out more at skateforhope.org
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