Yes, that is right. I will be playing hockey for a three-hour shift as part of one continuous hockey game called the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift. The game, which will last for 11 straight days at Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York from July 5 -15, 2019, will be played by more than 2,500 hockey players to raise critically-needed funds for important cancer causes.
Donations raised will benefit The 11 Day Power Play, and cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Camp Good Days and Make-A-Wish Western New York. In the past two years, The 11 Day Power Play has raised nearly $2.5 million for cancer causes in our community.
I am playing in memory of my Mom and two sisters Judy and Pat who had cancer, and in honor of several family and friends who are currently battling cancer including Marcel D, Blake S, Danny R, Robert R, and Kelly DK. I also just got the sad news my friend Brandon's dad Robin B just lost the battle to cancer. It seems every time we turn around, someone else is afflicted! Let's keep up the momentum to beat this thing!
I cannot believe the generosity of my friends, family and colleagues: I have revised my goal to $3,000 and posted a photo of all the donors who have generously helped us top the $2000 total. Please consider making a donation today. No donation is too small, and every dollar adds up to something greater than any one of us could accomplish alone. To donate, visit my fundraising page or send a check made out to The 11 Day Power Play to PO Box 4, Buffalo, NY 14223. Include a note directing your 100% tax deductible donation towards my goal.
Together, we can continue to make an impact in the search for a cure, and better the lives of those living with cancer. Thank you for supporting me!
This summer, more than 2,500 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2019 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous shifts at Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY. This important event supports The 11 Day Power Play, raising critically-needed funds for cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Camp Good Days and Make-A-Wish WNY. While it is physically challenging to play in a marathon hockey game, it's a walk in the park compared to what most endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make an impact in our community. In the past two years, The 11 Day Power Play has raised nearly $2.5 million supporting cancer causes in Western New York.
Donations are graciously accepted online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4, Buffalo, NY 14223. If you are interested in a sponsorship, contact Sara Schumacher today.
To learn more about the 11 Day Power Play organization, visit www.11daypowerplay.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|D. Robert Kuhn||02/19/2019||$25.00||A worthy effort for a very worthy cause by a more than worthy man!!||Mike Bieganski||02/19/2019||$20.00||Margaret Butkovic||02/18/2019||$50.00||Good luck John. Enjoy it. Margaret||John Taylor Family||02/18/2019||$25.00||Best of lucky your with the skate, John||Randy Kobayashi||02/18/2019||$25.00||Joseph Hageman||02/17/2019||$50.00||In memory of my brother Joe||Marcel & Jennifer D’Agostini||02/16/2019||$50.00||F##k Cancer!!||Michael Schneider||02/16/2019||$50.00||Glad to contribute to this good cause.||Vanessa Ashworth||02/16/2019||$50.00||Peter Kim||02/16/2019||$50.00||Good luck John for such a great cause. We are all in someway affected by this dreaded killer. Thank you for doing this.||Mike Wiles||02/16/2019||$100.00||Thanks for doing this, John! God bless you||Robert Wollman||02/15/2019||$25.00||David Wickes||02/15/2019||$40.00||Timothy Chow||02/14/2019||$50.00||Keep your elbows down Dr. Taylor!||Jamie Barton||02/13/2019||$25.00||Amazing idea- go for it!||Smoley Family||02/12/2019||$50.00||John is an amazing guy who always thinks about others. The Smoley family honored to support your cause!||Mike Plaster||02/12/2019||$50.00||Good luck John!||Elizabeth Rokitka||02/12/2019||$25.00||Good Luck Dr. Taylor!||David Hominuk||02/12/2019||$75.00||Great event, good luck Dr. Taylor!!||Tom Bergmann||02/12/2019||$50.00||Stay out of the penalty box! Good luck...||Anonymous Friend||02/12/2019||$25.00||Tom Kerr||02/11/2019||$100.00||Good success Dr. John. Glad to support such a great cause||The Norths||02/11/2019||$25.00||Best wishes on the ice... Great cause.||Leonard Faye||02/11/2019||$50.00||Linda Hanson||02/11/2019||$25.00||Wonderful cause, Dr. Taylor. Thanks for sharing and best of luck.||Gregory Cramer||02/11/2019||$25.00||Go John - you da man!!!||John Taylor||02/11/2019||$25.00||Good Luck Dr. Taylor with this worthwhile fundraiser!!||Christina Trzaska||02/10/2019||$50.00||Great cause Dr. Taylor and best of luck||Anonymous Friend||02/10/2019||$25.00||What a great cause!||Lou Prosia||02/10/2019||$50.00||Thank you John for being involved in such a great cause! Best of luck and have fun!!!||Andrea Herold||02/10/2019||$25.00||Such a worthy cause. Proud to support you in your fundraising efforts!||Brian Janiga||02/10/2019||$10.00||Carlo Ammendolia||02/10/2019||$100.00||Good Luck John.....hope you score BIG Carlo Ammendolia||Linda Cosman||02/10/2019||$25.00||Dave DePaul||02/10/2019||$25.00||Thanks for doing this, John!||Renata Lumsden||02/10/2019||$30.00||Sandra O'Connor||02/10/2019||$100.00||Good luck with your Challenge, John||Andrew Jackson||02/10/2019||$100.00||JC & Missy say . . . "go lickety-split"||Chad Rush||02/10/2019||$20.00||Brian A Howard||02/10/2019||$250.00||Nathan and Jaclyn Paetsch||02/10/2019||$50.00||Andria Hoda||02/10/2019||$50.00||Nice work Dr. T!! You're the best.||The Fischer's||02/10/2019||$100.00||Way to go doc!||Kim Greene-DesLauriers||02/10/2019||$50.00||Hi John! Pierre and I are happy to support your efforts as this disease effects everyone in some way. We wish you all the best and are so happy to hear you still play hockey. Cheers! Kim & Pierre||Mitch Haas||02/10/2019||$50.00||Kudos to you, John, and the other fundraisers. Enjoy the hockey marathon!||Susan Taylor||02/09/2019||$50.00||Jack and Debbie Ashworth||02/09/2019||$50.00||Great cause John!!||Erika & Todd Timleck||02/09/2019||$50.00||Shannon Passalacqua||02/08/2019||$25.00||Best of luck Dr Taylor!||Andrew Pawelek Jr||02/08/2019||$50.00|