Sunrise, FL. Lung cancer survivor Phulmatee Shiwnarian and family will represent Team Draft at the BB&T center tonight. The Shiwnarian family will witness a game between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, as a part of Team Draft’s “A Survivor Every Rink” program, which is committed to creating a unique experience for the 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.
Team Draft’s “A Survivor at Every Rink” initiative, fueled by a relationship with NHL during their annual Hockey Fights Cancer month.
Special thanks to the NHL and Florida Panthers 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.