Shawn Burr (from the MiHockey archives)

Help Shawn Burr fight cancer

Former Red Wing Shawn Burr is taking on a fight away from the ice next month.

Burr was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in 2011. Now, in the final stages of his recovery, he has been working hard to raise money and awareness for the cause.  On March 17, The Shawn Burr Foundation will host the “Hockey Cancer Classic” at Great Lakes Sports City rink in Fraser.

Now cancer-free, Burr is spending much of his time helping others with their fight with AML.

The money earned at the event will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan and the University of Michigan medical center’s research for AML.

The game will feature Detroit Red Wings alumni taking on the SBF (Shawn Burr Foundation) All-Stars followed by a special VIP party at Andiamo restaurant in Warren.

Fans interested in participating in the event or donating money can either attend the game (tickets are a $10 donation to the Sean Burr Foundation), or stop by the post-game VIP party at Andiamo.

For more information regarding the event, please visit the Shawn Burr Foundation website at

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