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March 5, 2024

York High School Boys Hockey Team Raises Funds for York Hospital Cancer Patients

Boys hockey team

Left to right: York hockey players Dylan Jones, Brendan Dowling, Jordan Caracoglia, Shea Buckley, Maclean Douris, Aidan McQuaide, Lucas Kumin, Josh Neal, Bronson Eldredge, Henry Ober, Jason Woodward, Conor Fell, Laird Masterson, Luke Douris, Jim Neal, Brad Carr with Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, York Hospital president & CEO, Mary Ellen Valhos, oncology practice manager and Susan Kelly-Westman, LMSW, York Hospital oncology social worker.

As they skated through another high-powered season toward semi-finals, the York High School Boys Hockey Team also helped local cancer patients. The team donated proceeds from their February 2024 “Pink in the Rink” fundraiser to the York Hospital Living Well With Cancer Fund. The event raised $680 through raffles, a bake sale, and a donation basket.

Dr. Patrick Taylor, York Hospital president & CEO, Susan Kelly-Westman, oncology social worker, and Mary Ellen Valhos, oncology practice manager, accepted the generous donation and thanked the team in person on the hospital campus on Monday, February 26.

“It is inspiring to see teenagers doing positive things to help others in their communities. These young men are obviously excellent athletes on the ice as evidenced by their strong season, and it is nice to see kindness and generosity are part of the team’s core values too,” said Dr. Taylor.

Susan Kelly-Westman explained that the Living Well With Cancer Fund at York Hospital helps patients achieve steady improvements in mind, body and spirit in pursuit of total wellness. The fund provides assistance such as prosthetics, wigs, gas cards for travel between treatments, and also educational sessions to promote health and healing. “We’re incredibly grateful to all the boys on the hockey team as well as their coaches and parents for continuing to support this important fund at York Hospital through the annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ tournament,” said Kelly-Westman.

For more information on the Living Well With Cancer Fund at York Hospital, visit: Treatments & Services or call (207) 351-3721.