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TCH: Americans plan 'Aware Down There' event for testicular cancer

Nov 12, 2013 - 09:48 GMT

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

At 25, Shaun Vey's world was pretty perfect. He had a beautiful wife, a good job and plans to start a family.

But a discovery in February -- testicular cancer -- turned the former Tri-City Americans player's world upside down.

"You think 'you are 25, you just finished a competitive hockey career and you think you have the world by the tail,' " said Vey, who now lives in Warman, Saskatchewan.

"But when you start reading about it, guys healthier than me have had this," he said. "A lot of research shows they are young men, they are just afraid to say anything about it. I need to speak up."

He will speak up this week when the Americans play host to the inaugural Shaun Vey Aware Down There Night on Friday, playing the Regina Pats at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, to benefit the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation.

 

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