Boston, MA – Boston Bruins Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs announced today that the Boston Bruins Foundation will present a check for $165,000 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute prior to the Bruins’ game today against the New York Islanders. The money was raised by the 2007 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Mass Challenge Team.
On hand to present the check will be Susan and John Hayes, former Bruins players Terry O’Reilly and Bob Sweeney, as well as Bill Weiler and Pat Sullivan from Sovereign Bank, Suzanne Fountain from Dana-Farber, and Billy Starr from the Pan-Mass Challenge.
August marked the second year that the Bruins Foundation participated in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). The team rode in memory of their 2006 pedal partner, Jeff Hayes. Hayes, who was a star defenseman for the Sandwich High School Hockey Team, passed away in January after losing his battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma.
The Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) is a 192-mile bike-a-thon that draws 4,000 cyclists from 30 states and six countries to ride on eight routes through 43 cities and town across Massachusetts. The event raises millions for cancer research and treatment.
Coming off a come-from-behind 4-2 victory at Toronto Tuesday night, the Boston Bruins have a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders this weekend. On Friday, the B's will host the Islanders at 12:00 noon at the TD Banknorth Garden and on Saturday they will travel to New York for a 7:00 p.m. game at the Nassau Coliseum.