Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dallas, TX – Mary Crowley Cancer Research “teams up” with the Dallas Stars Foundation to fight cancer. Each October, the Dallas Stars Hockey Team partners with Dallas-area cancer-fighting organizations to raise funds for cancer research and support programs at the annual Hockey Fights Cancer event. Mary Crowley Cancer Research has been selected as a beneficiary for the sixth year in a row.

As part of the celebration, Joey Carter, grandson of founder Mary Crowley, invited patients and their families to sit in his luxury box. Twelve Mary Crowley patients and family members enjoyed an evening of camaraderie and FUN while cheering for the Dallas Stars. They were joined by Mary Crowley Patient Research Center nurses, Morgan Trotter and Melissa Griffis.

A portion of ticket sales from the Florida Panthers vs. Dallas Stars hockey game on Saturday, October 24, will go to Mary Crowley Cancer Research. All members of the Dallas Stars coaching staff wore Hockey Fights Cancer neckties during the game, and Dallas Stars players wore lavender jerseys during warmups. The ties and jerseys are being auctioned, and proceeds will be donated to Mary Crowley and other beneficiaries.

Sponsored by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised over $15 million since 1998 from participating hockey teams across the United States and Canada.

Go Stars, Beat Cancer!