As a healthcare professional one of the worst things I have done is informed a patient and their family that they have cancer. It would be awesome to have the time come where we no longer have to tell patients this awful news. I am joining this year's 11 Day Power Play to be a small part of making this dream one day come true. I am playing in memory of my father Norm Buczkowski who we lost to lung cancer December 19, 2011, my wife's grandmother Jane Pernick - peritoneal cancer and family friend Tina Mendola who just recently lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
Also playing for the survivors Angelo Vecchio - oral cancer, Kelly Carmina - sarcoma, Sue Christ - breast cancer, Diane Stoiber - thyroid cancer, Louis Pernick - bladder cancer and Angelo Carmina - colo/rectal cancer. Although some have since passed away from other causes, all of these people have fought the fight and beaten their cancer!
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.
|J.C. and P.A. Hollander||06/01/2018||$100.00||Allison Galiano||05/31/2018||$40.00||Glenn, Danielle, & Kayla Buczkowski||05/31/2018||$30.00||In memory of Norm Buczkowski||Jim Malczewski||05/23/2018||$20.00||Mike Driscoll||05/18/2018||$50.00||Frank Zivis||05/14/2018||$25.00||From the Zivis Family !!||Jean Rahuba||05/12/2018||$25.00||Diane Stoiber||05/12/2018||$50.00||Leanna DiBisceglie||05/08/2018||$25.00||Pauline Will||05/02/2018||$25.00||Love, The Will Family||The Dempsey Family||04/29/2018||$20.00||Amy Leach||04/29/2018||$25.00||Mark Mendola||04/27/2018||$25.00||The Mendola Family||Deb Rettig||04/25/2018||$50.00||God bless all of the hockey players!!||Kerry Zilka||04/20/2018||$20.00||Andrew & Tracy Hunt||04/19/2018||$50.00||Erik Waltz||04/19/2018||$50.00||Courtney and Nate Alvarez||04/17/2018||$25.00||Dan Cole||04/16/2018||$50.00||Courtney Quinlan||04/16/2018||$30.00||Kate Routhier||04/16/2018||$20.00||Anthony Graziano||04/15/2018||$20.00||Edie Pliszka||04/15/2018||$25.00||Elizabeth Buczkowski||03/25/2018||$50.00||For Norm||Brian & Kristen Buczkowski||03/25/2018||$100.00||Shaun Babcock||03/24/2018||$50.00||Love, the Babcock family||Steven Carmina||03/24/2018||$50.00||Angelo Vecchio||03/24/2018||$50.00||Love the Vecchio Family|