TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sid Losh as the 35th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. Losh, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Children's Cancer Center.
Ryan Callahan (right) joined Lightning head coach Jon Cooper (left) to present Sid Losh with a check for $50,000.
As a person who always donates his time, energy and efforts, Losh never does it for the accolades or recognition in return. He silently volunteers his time meeting the needs of children who suffer from cancer at the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa. Losh is a cancer survivor himself and the kids he volunteers around are naturally drawn to him because they share a common struggle. He has dedicated his volunteering time to provide a safe, fun environment where the patients can be worry-free and relaxed.
Losh is in his fifth year as a volunteer at the Children's Cancer Center, which is remarkable since most volunteers only stay for one year. He assists many programs at the center, including a survivorship group for children and their families, as well as an oncology active treatment group. Losh is a calming presence for families and patients going through difficult times.