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by David Hochman / New York Islanders
A hockey fight is one of the tougher things that the Islanders players experience during a game. After a scrap, there are often bumps, bruises, and even broken bones.  However, after the game the players head back to their friends and family and get to enjoy tomorrow.

There are an abundance of fighters on Long Island who aren’t professional athletes. Cancer patients do not get to end their battles after a few minutes. Some battles can last anywhere from six months to several years. Too many times, there isn’t a tomorrow.  They are young and old, men and women, from the North Shore to the South Shore. Every one of these fighters has a story and the Islanders would like to invite patients or family members who have experienced cancer to tell them.

The Islanders would like to share these stories with the entire National Hockey League community during Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by OSI Pharmaceuticals, in October through the team’s website. Anyone affected by cancer, whether your own story, or that of a friend or loved one, is encouraged to tell these inspiring stories.

*Along with your story, please submit pictures, your name, hometown, home address, e-mail address and phone number to

*By submitting an entry you are giving permission to the New York Islanders Hockey Club to place your story and picture(s) on the website and for in-game usage.
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