Dix Hills: On May 6th, Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) joined with excited members of the community to cheer on the players at the 3rd Annual Hockey for Hope event. Hockey for Hope combines a fun event – hockey – with a very serious purpose – to raise much-needed funds to help those suffering from cancer pay for necessary expenses.
“When someone has to deal with cancer, his or her first priority should be getting better again,” said Bontempi. “The last thing a cancer patient should have to worry about is how basic bills are going to be paid. That kind of stress can be detrimental to both the patients and their families.”
The game took place at the Town of Huntington’s very own Clark Gillies Arena, with players representing the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the New York Cancer Foundation. While the day produced a victorious team, the real winner was hope.
To learn more about the New York Cancer Foundation, visit: https://nycancerfoundation.org/.