Did You Know that Hockey Fights Cancer?


The National Hockey League does a lot more that just give you the best live sports experience around, hypothermia to Sabres and Pens fans, and hfc119.gif(finally!) a reason to feel bad for Boston.  They do charity work, too!  Many teams have their own philanthropies, such as the Flyers’ Wives Fight for Lives Carnival and the Kings Care Foundation.  However, Gary Bettman’s corporate umbrella organization also insists on helping people, which is how we have the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.  Now in its 10th year, Hockey Fights Cancer raises money and awareness in order to help eradicate cancer.  To date, $7 million has been raised, although in the salary cap era, the medical community has agreed to restructure and defer some of the research funding through the 2012-2013 season.  Cancer is an important issue to the NHL, as greats like Mario Lemieux, Saku Koivu, and Jason Bla –


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  1. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Steve Downie’s teammates have changed his nickname to “Chemo.”

  2. John Kruk had cancer. He’s from Philly. He’s half the man he used to be…

  3. Hockey Fights Cancer.

    Hockey also sucker punches cancer, boards cancer, cross-checks cancer, elbows cancer, stomps on cancer, slashes cancer, spears cancer, and jumps up off its skates to hit cancer under the chin with its rock-hard shoulder pads, leaving cancer with a lifetime of post-concussion syndrome.

  4. Maybe Downie just needs to learn that “Bigger than Cheeses” is just a comic? Idiot.

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