BOSTON, MA -
On Friday, February 4 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bruins President Cam Neely will be joined by current Bruins Patrice Bergeron
and Milan Lucic
to kick-off the second annual "Neely SK8 Challenge" skate-a-thon at the Boston Common Frog Pond (84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108). The Boston Bruins Foundation and The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care are hosting the Neely SK8 Challenge to raise funds for children battling cancer and their families.
Skaters can create their very own personalized fundraising page for family and friends to make a pledge and follow participants' fundraising progress by visiting www.neelysk8.com
. Last year the first annual Neely SK8 Challenge raised over $130,000. Last year’s winners, Jack and Meaghan Dolan, raised over $33,000 and garnered much media attention in their efforts to raise money in honor of their mother.About the Boston Bruins FoundationThe Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $6 million dollars through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.About The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer CareThe Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care was launched in 1995 by the Neely family after the passing of their parents Marlene and Michael Neely from cancer. This experience created the inspiration to help others living with cancer. With the dream of honoring their beloved parents and the hope of helping others, The Cam Neely Foundation was created to help cancer patients and their families during treatments. As millions of Americans will be diagnosed this year with some form of cancer, an understandable sense of urgency propels the Foundation's mission.