Like a crusty old hockey bag filled with ripe equipment, it's just rotten.
Sadly, cancer has hit all of us like a dirty check from behind.
Family, friends, classmates, coworkers - and maybe even yourself - have battled this horrible disease punch for punch. Some have pounded it to smithereens, while others lost the fight, but shine on in our hearts.
To help shut out cancer once and for all, some lifelong friends and I are throwing on our smelly old gear to participate in the 11-Day Power Play Community Shift. We'll play a continuous 4-hour shift at HarborCenter in Buffalo on July 11 from 10 p.m. - 1:50 a.m. (I know...late...or maybe it's early!)
It would be great if you came down to cheer us on! It would be even better if you made a financial contribution! You can easily donate using the button off to the right.
I've set a goal of $500 for myself, but I'm sure, with your support, I can far surpass that number.
UPDATE 1: I've increased my goal to $1,000 thanks to the unbelievable generosity of friends and family!
UPDATE 2: OK, so people really hate cancer. I get it. New goal - $1,500!
Your much-appreciated donation will help support critical research, facilitate wellness programs, and improve the quality of life for kids, adults and families affected by cancer.
Can I count on you to help me kick cancer out of the game?
This summer, more than 1,700 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2018 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. Each shift will feature two new teams. The purpose of this important event is to raise critically-needed funds for important local cancer causes, including: cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; supporting programs that improve quality of life for children, adults and families affected by cancer through Camp Good Days; and, granting wishes and amazing experiences to kids with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, by Make-A-Wish Western New York. Although it may be physically challenging for our players to play four continuous hours of hockey, it will be a walk in the park compared to what some people have to endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make a difference, a big difference. You can help make a big difference by supporting our players' efforts in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift.
As part of our fundraising efforts, we also offer various corporate sponsorships, providing value greatly in excess of the financial contribution. Please contact Sara Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-830-3805 for more information. Team sponsorships start at $1,100 and are first come, first serve.
Proceeds of the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift will benefit our local families while supporting cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.
Donations are graciously accepted either online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4 Buffalo NY 14223.
Find out more about this event, or the 2017 World’s Longest Hockey Game, at www.11daypowerplay.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|Jill Fecher||07/12/2018||$35.00||John Loury||07/11/2018||$50.00||Cheers Tim, thanks for putting yourself out there to help effect change.||Kelly Ciura||07/11/2018||$30.00||Vicki Schultz||07/11/2018||$40.00||Best Wishes Tim!||Ben + Amy Kirst||07/11/2018||$19.75||Lauren and Graig Shapiro||07/09/2018||$30.00||Bob and Margaret Marren||07/09/2018||$25.00||Donahue Family||07/09/2018||$25.00||Ellen Peinkofer||06/21/2018||$100.00||Lawrence Robb||06/13/2018||$100.00||Trish Wiest||06/12/2018||$20.00||Good luck Tim!||Stephanie Rabideau||06/08/2018||$10.00||Give cancer a slapshot to the face. Good luck with your fundraiser and have fun!||Victoria Jayes||06/08/2018||$20.00||Good luck Tim!!||Brittany McCrone||06/07/2018||$45.00||Go Tim!!!||Cynthia McDonald||06/07/2018||$50.00||Tim Marren Laurie Vesneski||06/06/2018||$110.00||Ned Elliott||06/04/2018||$50.00||In memory of Barb. Play your heart out !!!!||Eric Frank||06/01/2018||$150.00||Edward Heffron||06/01/2018||$20.00||Show em the moves you learned from the great one||Joe$Eileen Breloff||05/18/2018||$100.00||Dan and Wendy Fox||05/07/2018||$25.00||Bryan LeFauvd||05/06/2018||$100.00||Good luck and thanks for helping such a great cause||Margo and Greg Breloff||05/03/2018||$100.00||Thanks Tim for helping to wipe out cancer! Love you!||Peter McKinny||05/03/2018||$25.00||Good luck!||Hank Lewis||05/03/2018||$50.00||There's an extra $10 in it if you go 12 days.||Ellen and Tim Hogan||04/26/2018||$10.00||Good luck, Tim!!||Rob and Claire Crean||04/21/2018||$50.00||Good luck and keep up the great work, Tim & hockey friends!||Josh & Mary Usen||04/19/2018||$50.00||Julie Schechter||04/15/2018||$50.00||Amos & Margaret Moberg||04/15/2018||$30.00||Go Tim!||Eric and Shannon Duquette||04/13/2018||$25.00||Frank Cammarata||04/13/2018||$25.00||Good luck Tim!||Theresa Siconolfi||04/12/2018||$20.00||Good luck Tim!||Mary & Dan Sheron||04/11/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||04/11/2018||$20.00||Sue Currie||04/10/2018||$50.00||Charlie & Karen Fashana||04/10/2018||$50.00||Remember, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.||Elliot, John, & Lauren Marren||04/10/2018||$50.00||Thank you for raising money and hope, Tim :)||Mike and Stacy Leslie||04/10/2018||$25.00||JUDY GRIDLEY||04/10/2018||$50.00||Thank you Tim!||Margaret Marren||04/08/2018||$50.00||So proud of you honey. Love Mom||Rob Jennings||04/06/2018||$25.00||Jill Horohoe||04/06/2018||$25.00||GO TIM!!!!||Deanna Morris||04/06/2018||$15.00||Court and Tony Tasner||04/06/2018||$50.00||Way to go Timmy!||Megan Bryden||04/06/2018||$30.00||Good luck Cuz! We are proud of you!|