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Team Karen Benefit Game

By Chicago Blackhawks Warriors, 06/08/18, 5:00PM CDT


Our benefit game for the Team Karen Foundation is quickly approaching. The Blackhawks Warriors will be taking on the AWF Renegades high school hockey team to support this worthy cause.
Karen Carlquist was referred to as Fearless. Fighter. Brave. Spunk. Courage. Spirit. Love. Grit.  Faith.  Positive. Badass.  Friend. Wife.  Mother. Karen. 

On December 15th, 2017, Karen spread her wings and was called home.  But what she left behind for us was the message to always live life to the fullest, to be cheesy and do silly things, and to always remember that “It is a beautiful day to be alive."

The main goal of the Team Karen foundation is to continue to grow Karen’s message of positivity and optimism as well as develop an ever-growing community who encourages each other to always keep a smile on your face, no matter how tough the battle may seem.  Team Karen intends to create an environment where cheerfulness and joy is the common denominator in everything we do.  During her fight, Karen communicated with so many others who were also in her shoes; afraid, sad, confused, and angry about a diagnosis they did not deserve.  She understood they viewed their days ahead as dark and miserable, but she always urged them to see the good in life, to continue to make memories with your loved ones no matter how dark the days ahead may seem. 

Team Karen intends on raising funds to give cancer fighters a chance to continue to make memories.  These donations are intended for these warriors to use for whatever they should choose: a vacation with their family, a huge night out with their friends, relieving the stress of medical bills, or anything that will help these fighters continue to make happy memories with their loved ones and keep a smile on their faces.

To learn more please visit the Team Karen Foundation website at