It is with great honor that Syracuse University Men’s Hockey hosts yet another ‘Pink in the Rink’ at Tennity Ice Pavilion. On January 31st, 2020, the team looks to honor all of those who have been affected by breast cancer. These battles are not easy to endure, and we proudly stand with the Susan G. Komen Foundation as they assist those fighting.
Founded in the 1980’s, the foundation has become one of the largest cancer research organizations in the United States. Not only do they fund research, but they also help out survivors with their daily lives. Their goal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% by the year 2026. Worldwide, 1 in 8 women and 1 in 833 men struggle with breast cancer in their lifetime, with more than 271,000 cases occurring every year.
You can read more about this foundation and the major effects of breast cancer on their website (https://ww5.komen.org).
Syracuse Men’s Hockey is striving to be ‘More than Pink’ this season by raising a record-breaking amount to donate to this amazing foundation. In past years we have raised over $6,000 in one season, and a combined total of over $10,000. Last year, a representative from the Susan G. Komen Foundation visited Syracuse all the way from Dallas, Texas as SUMH was one of the leading sports teams donors to the Komen organization.
Our goal last year was $2,019 which was largely surpassed by a grand total of $6,108. This year, our goal has been set for $2,020, and we look to obtain the same result.
"It feels good to be able to contribute to such an important cause that is close to the hearts of so many people," expressed Captain Peter-Owen Hayward who has been a part of multiple Pink in the Rink games at Tennity Ice Pavilion. His aunt Nedra will be one of the many people honored at the game on January 31st.
Donations through Syracuse Men's Hockey are being accepted through a Susan G. Komen specific GoFundMe which can be found here: http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR?team_id=438564&fr_id=8186&pg=team