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The Islanders are committed to helping make a difference in the community by working with and for causes close to the hearts of our fans. Throughout the course of the season, we will be working with a select group of non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and funding for their causes at Islanders games this season.

Participating Charities

NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has one driving goal: to double down on the promise to be the end of breast cancer. A generous donation advances the world's most promising research, bringing BCRF one step closer to achieving their goal. It also supports more than 275 scientists around the globe as they pursue research that will accelerate progress and save lives. 

Learn more:  https://www.bcrf.org | Click here for tickets

SUSAN G. KOMEN GREATER NYC

The Mission of Susan G. Komen Greater New York City saves lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.  

Learn more:  http://www.komennyc.org | Click here for tickets

NOVEMBER 5, 2018 - MEN'S CANCER AWARENESS

FANS FOR THE CURE

Fans for the Cure seeks to save lives and preserve the quality of men's lives by promoting the importance of identifying prostate cancer in its earliest stages. The charity both encourages regular doctor checkups and, in association with our healthcare partners and professionals, provides baseline PSA testing and consultation. They also offer educational and support seminars, printed and online reference materials, and referrals to physicians and cutting-edge research - all in the service of achieving best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Fans for the Cure will use all donations to offer informational town halls and seminars, sponsor PSA screenings, distribute educational materials, and maintain a 24/7 online and telephone health line to answer questions and provide physician referrals. 

Learn more: https://fans4thecure.org | Click here for tickets

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 - MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

UNITED HEROES LEAGUE

United Heroes League actively works to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in sports. So far United Heroes League has helped over 40,000 military families keep or start their kids in sports, primarily in hockey and baseball. 
United Heroes League has provided over $3 million worth of free sports equipment, game tickets, cash grants, and summer camps to military families across the US & Canada. They thank all their incredible volunteers, donors, partners, supporters, and amazing military families for making the mission possible! UHL is also proud stewards of every donated dollar, with an outstanding 90% giving percentage. Your donation will actively help military kids.

Click here to learn more: https://unitedheroesleague.org/ | Click here for tickets.

TUESDAY'S CHILDREN

Tuesday's Children provides a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been forever changed by terrorism and traumatic loss.
With the help of committed supporters, Tuesday's Children can continue our work and Keep the Promise to provide a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been forever changed by terrorism or traumatic loss.

Learn more:  https://www.tuesdayschildren.org/ | Click here for tickets.

NOVEMBER 18, 2018 - HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER 

STAND UP TO CANCER

Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community.
SU2C is dedicated to forming a unified front against cancer through fundraising, community engagement, and education. Join SU2C today and make an impact.

Click here to learn more: https://standuptocancer.org/

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 - BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOME SOCIETY

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is committed to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Your support is invested wisely.

Learn more:  http://www.lls.org/long-island | Click here for tickets

DKMS

DKMS is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness; recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life; raising funds to match donor registration costs; supporting the improvement of therapies through research; and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.

Click here to learn more: https://www.dkms.org/en | Click here to buy tickets | Join the Fight, text 50555.

NOVEMBER 26, 2018 - HELP US ADOPT

HELP US ADOPT

Helpusadopt.org is a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. We support domestic, international and foster care adoptions and do not charge our applicants to apply. Since 2007, we have awarded 264 adoption grants totaling over $2.3 million.

"My husband has been working 2 full time jobs along with my full time job to raise money for this adoption, so we can't thank you enough. This is HUGE! I'm a mommy because of Helpusadopt.org." - Heather and Alan, Helpusadopt.org Grant Recipients 

Learn more: https://www.helpusadopt.org/ | Click here to purchase tickets

DECEMBER 15, 2018 - HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

Marine Toys for Tots & Little St. Nick Foundation

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The mission of the Little Saint Nick Foundation is to ease the fear, anxiety and isolation of sick kids both in and out of hospitals. They do this by organizing kids helping kids programs across the country. They are changing the way children think about hospital visits through what kids like best. Watching TV, Viewing DVD Movies, Listening to CD's, playing video games and most importantly, toys, toys, toys!

Every dollar you spend affects the lives of a child in hospital and a child in one of their local youth volunteer programs in our unique kids helping kid's system.

Learn more: https://littlestnick.org/ | Click here to purchase tickets

DECEMBER 28, 2018 - TEACHER APPRECIATION

Science Exploration of Kids (SE4K)

Children are natural born scientist and engineers. They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries and learn as they go. Former Miss USA Kara Mccullough introduces Science Exploration for Kids and Science and Engineering for Girls to youth across the country

Learn more: https://www.se4k.com | Click here to purchase tickets

JANUARY 3, 2018 - ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS

Alzheimer's Association

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Every dollar you give benefits those affected by Alzheimer's disease. From face-to-face support and online education programs to promising worldwide research initiatives, your donation makes a difference.

Learn more: https://www.alz.org | Click here to purchase tickets

JANUARY 12, 2019 - BARTH SYNDROME AWARENESS

BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION

Saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

To make all of this possible, Bart Syndrome Foundation needs your help! BSF is supported solely by contributions and donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Please help them achieve their goals by contributing today. BSF thanks you in advance for the generous support that allows them to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Barth syndrome each year.

Learn more: https://www.barthsyndrome.org/ | Click here to purchase tickets

JANUARY 13, 2019 - PRIDE NIGHT

LGBT NETWORK

The LGBT Network is an association of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens throughout the lifespan. Together, each organization works within The Network to end homophobia and transphobia, to provide a home and safe space for the LGBT community, and to advocate for equality.  

Your donation is going to be put to work immediately to provide programs and services to Long Island and Queens LGBT community throughout the year. The Network's unique and efficient model of service delivery allows 80 cents of every dollar raised go directly to programs and services - above average for non-profit organizations.

Learn more: https://lgbtnetwork.org | Click here to purchase tickets

YOU CAN PLAY

You Can Play works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports - including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.

Your donations allow You Can Play to support athletes, staff, coaches, fans, and leagues across North America. Through trainings, educational resources, events, videos, and partnership programs, You Can Play continues to change the landscape of sports by promoting a culture of respect and inclusion.

Learn more:  http://www.youcanplayproject.org

JANUARY 15 & 17, 2019 - LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION

NEW YORK POLICE AND FIRE WIDOWS AND CHILDREN'S FUND

New York Police and Fire Widows and Children's Fund's mission is to provide financial assistance and a network of support to the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.

Your donations enable New York Police and Fire Widows and Children's Fund to continue to make a difference in the lives of the families of our fallen first responders. Because of the generosity of donors like you, they are able to provide immediate financial support to these families as well as continued financial assistance for the rest of a widow or widower's life.

Click here to learn more: http://www.answerthecall.org/ | Click here to purchase tickets 

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 - SMILE TRAIN NIGHT

SMILE TRAIN

Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Millions of children with clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train's sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

Globally, 1 in every 700 children is born with a cleft. While surgery can take as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250, it is out of reach for many. Help provide a forever smile to a child living with an untreated cleft. Donate now and transform a child's life.

Learn more: https://www.smiletrain.org | Click here to purchase tickets

FEBRUARY 2, 2019, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NIGHT

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to keep families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need. The House provides the parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden.  

Learn more: https://rmhlongisland.org | Click here to purchase tickets

FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Every 30 seconds, a child is diagnosed with life-threatening medical condition. These children are often scared, confused, lonely and facing serious medical treatments. Starlight programs turn a hospitalized child's pain, fear, and stress into laughter, fun and joy by providing them with the best in entertainment, education and one of a kind experiences- because sick kids are still kids. 

Learn more: https://www.starlight.org | Click here to purchase tickets

FEBRUARY 26, 2019 - FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEK

NASSAU COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS OPERATION WOUNDED WARRIOR 

Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior (NCFF-OWW) is a non-profit 501(3C) organization centered on providing needed items and gifts of appreciation to the wounded men and women of our armed services. NCFF-OWW works closely with military representatives of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington DC, Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC and the Naval Hospital in Camp Lejeune, NC. They ensure that useful clothing, personal entertainment electronics and get-well cards are properly channeled to recovering service personnel.

Donations are accepted year-round and greatly appreciated. Volunteers are welcome to join their ranks, even if you are not a fire fighter!

Click here to learn more: http://www.ncff-oww.org | Click here to purchase tickets

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 - FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEK

FDNY BURN CENTER FOUNDATION

The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity, non-profit organization our firefighters founded in 1975, dedicated to the advancement of burn care, research, prevention, education, and the proper treatment of burns. Their goal is to make quality burn care available to all who are seriously burned, regardless of age, race, creed or economic status.

Learn more: https://nyffburncenter.com | Click here to purchase tickets

MARCH 3, 2019 - SPECIAL OLYMPICS NIGHT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Did you know that Special Olympics is New York's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities? And today, when you donate to Special Olympics International, you'll contribute the equipment, attire, and health supplies that can help transform an athlete's life - both in New York and around the world. There are thousands of athletes in New York, and millions around the world, counting on you to be their hero - please, chip in today. Special Olympics thanks you so much for your support.

Learn more: http://specialolympics-ny.org | Click here to purchase tickets

MARCH 24, 2019 - WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

BEST BUDDIES

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Your gift provides opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Learn more: https://www.bestbuddies.org | Click here to purchase tickets

MARCH 30, 2019 - AUTISM AWARENESS

AUTISM SPEAKS

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Donate today to support their mission!

Learn more: https://www.autismspeaks.org/long-island | Click here to purchase tickets