When I was selected to be 1 of 40 players to be in the world’s longest hockey game to fight and beat cancer, I accepted without hesitation. Compared to the battle against cancer, 252 hours of hockey, outdoors in the elements in downtown Buffalo, in November, is nothing. While our team will work extremely hard to prepare, our sweat & pain will pale in comparison to what my nephew and Godson - Patrick Waldron – battled through a few short years ago. Shortly thereafter, my cousin Betsy Whistler was diagnosed. I get to play a game hockey, they lost their fights against cancer.
I am humbled that I was chosen to play in this life changing event – not just to me, but an event that will impact in the uncountable number of people devastated by a cancer diagnosis as we get closer to finding cures. I have participated in the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift the last several years and have been equally humbled by the generosity of my family, friends, and co-workers. I am once again asking for your support.
Please help me raise money to find a cure for these terrible diseases. Proceeds will support cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), Make-A-Wish WNY, Camp Good Days, and the Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program.