Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook: Blood, Sweat and Cheers

Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook

In the final entry of the "Blood, Sweat and Cheers" series by ChicagoBlackhawks.com, former Blackhawk and current Comcast SportsNet analyst Steve Konroyd discusses the impact of top defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook are certainly among the elite defensemen in the National Hockey League. They would be that even if they weren’t playing together, as they’ve proven on the occasions when they were split up. But the fact that they are almost always paired together is a tremendous situation for the Blackhawks and for the two of them. They’ve been together for a while, starting out as kids in the organization, and they could be together for another 10 years or so.

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Keith Relief Benefit Event & Concert Recap

The first Keith Relief Benefit Event & Concert was a tremendous success!  Hundreds of fans attended the Benefit Event & Concert at Joe's Bar on Weeds St. to help raise money and awareness for Keith Relief, a charity that was started in 2011 by Duncan Keith.

Keith Relief Concert

The event included food & drink, a concert from country music superstar Jerrod Niemann, admission to a silent & live auction, and the opportunity to interact with the Blackhawks as they served as celebrity bartenders throughout the night.

About Keith Relief:
Keith Relief was founded in 2011 by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Duncan Keith. The charity is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crisis.

Official Launch Of Keith Relief

Chicago, IL – Duncan Keith, Defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks, has launched a new charity, Keith Relief, dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crisis in the Chicagoland area.

Keith Relief

“I am very pleased to announce the start of my new charity Keith Relief,” said Duncan Keith. “The ability to afford proper medical care is very important to me, and being able to assist others who are not as fortunate is something I hope to provide to as many people as possible in Chicago.”

After learning about the number of families living without health insurance or significant resources, Duncan made it a personal mission to assist those suffering from unplanned medical crises.

Keith Relief has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of children in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Proceeds raised through Keith Relief within the first year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.  Visit www.ronaldhousechicago.org for more information.

The charity was launched at a red carpet event on Wednesday, October 26th at The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel. Selected as the fourth quarter beneficiary of the Blackstone Chicago Hotel’s “Dollar for Dreams” program, the partnership kicked off with an intimate fund raiser with Chicago’s most notable sports media personalities, members of the Blackhawk team, team sponsors and VIP guests.

Keith Relief Partners With Ronald McDonald House Charities

Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith's Foundation, Keith Relief, Partners With Ronald McDonald House Charities® in Support of World's Largest House in Chicago.

OAK BROOK, Ill., PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith, has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) on behalf of their foundation, Keith Relief, to sponsor a transplant floor in RMHC-CNI's new Chicago House.

Keith Relief

The Keiths' partnership will benefit the new, world's largest Ronald McDonald House which is currently under construction at 211 E. Grand in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Located near the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the 14-story House will have 86 rooms to provide care and comfort for the families of hospitalized children each and every day of the year. Keith Relief will sponsor one of the two special transplant floors of the new House, dedicated to pediatric transplant patients and their families. With a full kitchen, as well as a refrigerator and television in each room, both floors are specifically designed to meet the needs of families whose children need to stay near the hospital post-transplant for up to three months following surgery. In addition, Keith Relief will co-brand the charity's infamous Ronald Van, which is onsite at every RMHC-CNI event and is seen extensively throughout the Chicagoland area.

Keith founded their organization in 2011 after receiving expensive medical bills following a surgical procedure. Realizing that hefty medical bills are something that many families are burdened with, the couple started their foundation in an effort to assist families and individuals suffering from medical crises. With the current economic crisis in mind, Keith Relief also aims to help those who do not have proper access to health insurance, in addition to the charitable work they do in their home away from home, Chicago.

"Ronald McDonald House Charities is such a great organization and we are proud to support their cause," said Keith. "We love Chicago, and Keith Relief has allowed us to give back to the city and people who have welcomed us with open arms."

"Everyone in Chicago has treated us so well, so we are thrilled to help out," the Keith's added. "The transplant floor at the new Ronald McDonald House will provide the comfort and care that these families so desperately need during this difficult time."

Always located in close proximity to major children's hospitals, RMHC-CNI provides a "home away from home" for families of pediatric patients being cared for in area hospitals, while also proactively reaching out to children in need with mobile medical care and educational opportunities.

"We are honored to have Duncan Keith and his foundation in partnership with us," said Doug Porter, CEO of RMHC-CNI. "We are so glad that he is using his stature in the community to help families in need, and this partnership will make a significant difference for the new Ronald McDonald House in Chicago."

The world's largest Ronald McDonald House is scheduled to open in June 2012. RMHC-CNI is committed to helping the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana community by keeping families together when they need it most. It is with the generous support of sponsors and other charitable organizations, that they are able to make this possible.