By Mike Hughes
HELP — I need your support!
As you may already know, I have been chosen as one of 40 players to play in the world’s longest hockey game. That’s right — 11 straight days (252 hours of hockey) outside in the elements, all to support the fight against cancer!
Proceeds of the event, which begins in November, will support cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish Western New York and Camp Good Days.
I ask you to take a moment and think how much that you have been impacted by cancer. Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers — you name it. I know I certainly have. Sue Hughes, Andrew Hughes, Lori Pohrte, Owen Chase, Michelle Bliss, Lorraine Woltz, Diane Schunke, Don Pagliaccio, Jim Cheman — unfortunately the list goes on and on. And it is much too long.
But, together, we can make a difference!
When I first started my fundraising earlier this year, I had an initial goal of $15,000. But I quickly moved it to $25,000, then $30,000 thanks to the generosity of friends, family and colleagues. My goal is now $50,000. Difficult? Sure. But not nearly as difficult as what cancer patients go through during their battles.
I hope you will consider making a donation on my behalf and help me reach that stretch goal. Please check out my website — https://communityshift.11daypowerplay.com/MikeHughes
Prefer to write a check? Call me and I can make arrangements to pick up.
Checks can be made payable to:
The 11 Day Power Play.
PO. Box 4
Buffalo, NY 14223
Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cancer! #PutCancerOnIce #Frozen40
Photo: Michael P. Hughes is senior vice president and chief of staff at Kaleida Health.