BERLIN - The Police Department and the Hartford Wolf Pack hockey team will be hosting a fundraiser for Aimee Krzykowski, the local K-9 officer in a second battle with breast cancer.
A portion of the cost of each ticket sold for the team’s Feb. 23 game against the Providence Bruins will be donated to the efforts to help Krzykowski. Game time at the XL center is 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at groupmatics.events.com.
Krzykowski, a 14-year veteran of the department, was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. After treatment and surgery, it went into remission. She was cancer-free until last summer, when she learned the cancer had returned.
“Good morning #krzystrong, and a good morning it is!! Today I’m proud to say I have closed a chapter of my chemo journey! Now that I have officially finished chemo I was able to have my port removed!! It may seem like a small thing but to me it was a HUGE victory to me!!” Krzykowski posted on Dec. 18 in the Facebook group “#KRZYSTRONG - Support for Aimee Krzykowski’s Battle with Breast Cancer.” The group includes community support and updates with Krzkowski’s battle with cancer.
Krzykowski began chemotherapy and radiation treatments on Oct. 31. She is expected to return in March or April, but that could change, Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci said.
Last month, the community and emergency responders from neighboring towns turned out for a pasta dinner that raised over $5,000 in presales alone. Over 100 items were raffled, and T-shirts and wristbands were sold.
She is featured on the cover of the December/January issue K-9 Cop magazine, with her dog, Casner, named after Jeffery Casner, the only Berlin police officer to have been killed on the job.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.