Over the next month, the hockey community tries to raise social awareness and monetary support for those fighting cancer. Most people are aware of the severity of cancer, but we often forget the impact this has on the patients and those around them. The committment it takes to fight, and the physical and mental stress this can put on an individual and their families can be overwhelming. On top of all that, the medical bills are no joke. Which makes it really important that we remind those fighting that they have support, and that their community will always be around to lend a hand when things get tough.
One of my favorite parts about growing up playing hockey was the community and the lifestyle that came with the game. I figured, given my career choice and background, it would be a good time to get involved with the Hockey Fights Cancer movement. If anyone would like to donate to this great cause, please feel free to do so using the link here (If it doesn't work just let me know. First time trying it so we'll see how it goes.) Also, feel free to share the link, tell a friend, really anything to spread awareness. If you prefer to do things in person, HFC also works with the Movember team to spread awareness in a real cool way. Yes that's right, it's mustache season.
Even if you hate everything hockey and refuse to support anything to do with it, at least take a look at the American Cancer Society page and try to help out in any way you're able. Also, any questions or suggestions are always welcomed. Thank you to all who help support.