By Nick Lavalle
On Sunday October 30th, the Glenview Stars 12U team held their 2nd Annual Bake Sale in support of Breast Cancer awareness, with all proceeds going to Forward4Tobi.
Matthew Klonecki is a hockey player at Glenview who lost his mother, Tobi, to breast cancer. The 12U girls and their families banded together in short order to put together a spectacular array of sweets and treats, displaying great enthusiasm and camaraderie by promoting the event in the lobby, in the stands at the Glenview Ice Center, and even on the surrounding streets. Coach Gina Guzzi donated her time adding pink hair extensions to anyone looking to further support the cause.
It is essential that we continue to use this great game of hockey as a way to give back, and it is something in which the Stars’ Girls program takes pride. In the end, the girls raised $934 in support of Forward4Tobi, and we are extremely proud of their efforts. A special thanks to Coach Rob Messner for organizing the event and to the Glenview Ice Center for providing our 12U Girls the use of their facilities.
The Forward4Tobi Foundation was founded in memory of Tobi Klonecki, a special wife, mother and friend who lost her life to breast cancer. Even during the worst days of this disease, Tobi thought of herself as ‘lucky’, for she had the family, friends, and financial means to deal with the daily struggles of breast cancer. Tobi would have wanted her legacy to be about helping those who didn’t have the means she had – to help bring out the normal in abnormal. She would have been first in line to pay it forward.
Cancer is hard enough, and the Forward4Tobi’s vision is to help make the lives of patients and their families a little bit easier, taking away some of the financial burden so they can focus all of their energy on fighting this disease and living life. To bring out the normal in abnormal.