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A new fund to fight lung cancer named in honor of Mike Bossy will be launched during the meeting between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Islanders on Saturday. < /p>
The legendary hockey player passed away last April after a battle with the disease, and the Bossy family has partnered with Lung Cancer Canada to increase support, awareness and education about screening for this disease, she said. announced in a press release on Wednesday.
“My father had a gift: that of transforming negative events into positive events, and above all, of learning something from them. Through this fund, we want to pay tribute to him and honor his convictions while allowing other patients to live healthier and longer,” said Mike Bossy's daughter, Tanya.
It will kick off at UBS Arena in New York, the city where the prolific former scorer spent his entire professional career, with all proceeds from half and half of the evening going to a good cause.
The Mike Bossy Memorial Fund was designed to support a three-pronged campaign: to fight against dehumanization and raise public awareness of lung cancer, to promote the launch of the Quebec Cancer Screening Program, and to establish an educational program to for patients and physicians.
“We are extremely grateful to the Bossy family for their efforts to raise awareness and support for lung cancer. This tribute is a great way to honor Mike Bossy's legacy and address the dehumanization still associated with lung cancer,” said Lung Cancer Canada Director Shem Singh.
According organization, 9,000 Quebecers will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 6,200 people will die of it in 2023.
It is possible to make a donation by visiting the following website.