Doctors, nurses and staff members from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will battle on the ice as the hospitals challenge each other in a fun game of hockey to raise money for cancer research. The public is invited to attend the first-ever game between the two hospitals on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls.
Donations at the door are encouraged. There will also be a 50/50 split. Proceeds from the event will benefit both Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research and Memorial radiologist Dr. David Ludwig's upcoming fundraising run for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
"Cancer has and continues to affect many in our community, including the friends and family of many of our own Mount St. Mary's family," said Patrick Dunn, RN, CCU/ICU and the Mount St. Mary's coordinator for the game. "This hockey game is a chance for a night of fun while raising money to support much-needed cancer research."
"We all have known family and friends who have been diagnosed with cancer," said Ludwig, who will run the Boston Marathon April 21 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. "I will be running for all my family and friends who have been diagnosed with cancer and have fought the fight."