Denver, CO. University of Colorado lung cancer survivors Susan Nunn, Jonathan Wilmot, Randy Cordova, Heather Grand Steven Levey, and lung cancer specialist Dr. Ross Camidge will represent Team Draft at the Pepsi Center in Denver Colorado. The Dallas Stars head into Colorado looking to hand the Avalanche their first loss of the season. Colorado meanwhile heads back home after a successful road trip and they’ll look to deal the Stars their third loss of the season. This will be a continuance of Team Draft’s “A Survivor at Every Rink” initiative that is fueled through a relationship with NHL during their annual Hockey Fights Cancer month.
Team Draft’s goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local and national 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, Colorado Avalanche, and the University of Colorado Cancer Center for making 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.