Los Angeles, CA. Lung cancer survivor Missy Petersen will be joined by her husband and two kids as the LA Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes at the Staples Center on their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. Missy has been able to benefit from new personalize treatments for lung cancer, and as a mother, wife and survivor in her 40’s, she is changing the face of lung cancer everyday.
Missy and her family are attending the LA Kings game 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.
Special thanks to the NHL, Los Angeles Kings, and Lung Cancer Foundation of America 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.