Support our Fight in Honor of Our Teammate Lilah Kelley
Our team is raising money to support childhood cancer in honor of our teammate Lilah Kelley who is a cancer survivor and in honor of all those affected by cancer.
Each day 47 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive, and for those who do, the battle is never over.
Our teammate #16 Lilah Kelley at the age of 2 was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. Over the next 2 years she completed treatment of chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, and immunotherapy and today is a survivor and 10 years old.
The relapse rate for Lilah’s disease is 40% and the treatment is grueling. We hope to raise money to improve survival and develop safer treatments for children with cancer. Childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded. Childhood cancer only receives 4% of federal funding for research and treatment development. This leaves it up to us as families and communities to raise money for better treatments and a cure. Please join us in raising money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood cancer. The main focus is to support the research of bright scientists across the country whose ideas can make the greatest impact for children fighting cancer. We also fund resources and programs that help kids and families as they navigate the difficult experience of cancer treatment and survivorship.
Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer
The mission of Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer is to energize the hockey community in Minnesota to support the fight against cancer. Because cancer and hockey in Minnesota doesn’t stop, our fight won’t either.
If you would like to learn more or donate to our efforts to engage the Minnesota hockey community visit https://mnhockeyfightscancer.org/.