Carolina Hurricanes player Anthony Stewart signed autographs for two hours Sept. 6 at Dream Sports Center in Apex as part of a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research.
Stewart signed jerseys, photos, hats, hockey sticks, t-shirts and even some goalie pads while chatting with kids and posing for photos.
A total of $750 was raised at Dream Sports and another $150 was raised after Stewart donated a Carolina Hurricanes jersey signed by the entire team. The jersey was auctioned off Saturday at the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run in Raleigh.
Stewart was helping raise funds on behalf of Apex resident Heather McCollum, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year. The author and mother of three young children underwent treatment and is currently cancer free.