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A Survivor at Every Rink: New York Rangers

Manhattan, NY. Fifteen year lung cancer survivor Abraham Almanza will celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month by representing Team Draft at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Abraham will watch his hometown New York Rangers take on the Florida Panthers as a continuance of Team Draft’s “A Survivor at Every Rink” program, fueled by a relationship with the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

Team Draft’s goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local, national, and international level by using each game and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of lung cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.

Thank you NHL, New York Rangers, and Montefiore Cancer Center for joining forces with Team Draft to make this experience possible.

About Hockey Fights Cancer:

Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. To date, through the NHL’s US and Canadian charitable foundations, more than $12.8 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL’s “Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice” campaign – the League’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.

The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.

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