TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ros Miller as the 25th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Miller, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center.
Tonight’s Lightning Community Hero has positively affected the Tampa Bay community in more ways than one. She has spent 11 years volunteering at the Florida Holocaust Museum providing awareness to hundreds of children and adults, to help prevent a reoccurrence of that horrific time in history.
Having lost a daughter who was a non-smoker to stage IV lung cancer, Miller has been committed to creating awareness and raising funds to combat this deadly disease. She has carried out this mission by starting Jillian’s Dream in 2014, a partnership with Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a 501 (c) 3 organization, to help find a cure for lung cancer in honor of her late daughter Jillian. Through Miller’s efforts, Jillian’s Dream has raised over $80,000 toward lung cancer research.