Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center announces partnership with Florida Panthers
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, announced today that is partnering with the Florida Panthers for Hockey Fights Cancer.
On October 22, the partnership will kick off with the Viktor E. Dash 5k Race at the BB&T Center where fans can sign up to help support the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. A portion of the registration fees will go toward the Florida Panthers Foundation.
“We are very excited to welcome Sylvester to the Florida Panthers family,” said Panthers Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Greg Rieber. “The NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer platform continues to be an important and significant initiative for the Panthers organization, and we strongly believe that partnering with one of the premier research institutions like Sylvester will only generate further awareness throughout South Florida.”
The month of November will be dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research. As part of this new partnership, Sylvester will be featured during four games at the BB&T Center along with the Viktor E. Dash Race in October. The four games include November 1 vs. Boston (Cancer Research Awareness Night), November 3 vs. New Jersey (Women’s Cancer Awareness Night), November 7 vs. Tampa Bay (Rare Cancer Awareness Night) and November 12 vs. NY Islanders (Survivors Night).
“The team of more than 250 cancer researchers and physicians at Sylvester is thrilled to join the Florida Panthers as their official Hockey Fights Cancer partner,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester. “The team’s passion and commitment to winning mirrors our daily efforts to discover and develop new, innovative treatments for cancer that lead to better outcomes and more hope for patients in South Florida and beyond. Throughout the initiative, we look forward to engaging with their loyal fan base to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research in our community.”