After skating through a strong season and finishing as the Class B South Regional Runner-Up, the York High School Boys Hockey Team is also helping local cancer patients be strong. The team donated proceeds from this year’s “Pink in the Rink” fundraiser to the York Hospital Living Well With Cancer Fund. The proceeds topped $550, with monies raised through raffles, a bake sale, and a donation basket.
Dr. Patrick Taylor, York Hospital president & CEO, and Susan Kelly-Westman, oncology social worker, accepted the generous donation and thanked the team first-hand on Friday, March 24.
“It really warms the heart to see these young men raising money for cancer patients in our community,” said Dr. Taylor. “Many team members skated in honor of family and friends who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis and we applaud the York High School Boys Hockey Team for their compassion and generosity,” he added.
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: https://www.yorkhospital.com/services/cancer-care/treatment-services/ or call (207) 351-3721.