The "Save The Brains" drew out dozens on Sunday.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburghers love hockey, right?

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Over the weekend, dozens turned out for a game to help save lives.

The inaugural “Save The Brains” hockey game raised awareness about brain tumors and money for the Epidermoid Brain Tumor Society by playing hockey.

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And for one of the organizers, today’s game had a special meaning.

“My dad got diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, no cure, little to no research. So I think in first grade I started a campaign to help find some research and hopefully find a cure,” said Sam Kieffer.

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Sam says he hopes to build on the success of today’s game and have many more like it to help save lives.