A family friend of the Blashills is battling cancer as the NHL places its considerable fundraising weight behind Hockey Fights Cancer this month, and DetroitRedWings.com’s Josh Berenter spotlights Christa Kasapis’ fight against the disease today:
While the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against cancer and need for early detection awareness is as important as ever.
That message rings especially true for Northville resident Christa Kasapis, who is in remission because of early detection, and she urges everyone during Hockey Fights Cancer Month in November-and throughout the whole year-to get screened and check themselves for abnormalities.
“Your health is No. 1. If you have any concerns at all or any abnormalities or anything that feels off, don’t hesitate,” Kasapis said. “That’s what our medical professionals are there for. Definitely always follow up, make it a priority.”
Kasapis, who is a close family friend of Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill and his wife, Erica, is one of the many cancer patients, survivors and caretakers the Red Wings are honoring as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Month throughout November, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and Comerica Bank.