Mario Lemieux is one of the greatest hockey players of my lifetime. He is an inspiration on and off the ice. Regardless of the ailment Lemieux always came back stronger, faster, and with more intensity. He is a true leader.

In 1993, Mario Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. He missed two months of play to undergo aggressive radiation treatments. On March 2nd, 1993 Lemieux received his last round of radiation. Afterwards, he flew directly to Philly to play against the Penguins arch-nemesis the Flyers. A rare and heart warming moment occurred before the game began. The Philly crowd gave Lemieux a standing ovation. This is something that never happens for visiting teams. Even Flyers fans recognized the strength it takes to beat cancer.

Mario Lemieux didn’t let cancer slow him down. When most would rest Lemieux got right back out on the ice. He wasn’t going to let his dreams or his career pass him by. If we work together to help end any form of cancer more dreams can continue to come true.

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Remember, Remember the fifth of Movember.

For Phil Kessel Movember is more than mustaches and fundraisers. Movember is a reminder of his battle with cancer. During Kessel’s rookie year he was diagnosed with Testicular cancer. Most people would take a day off of work after finding out such stressful news. Phil Kessel did no such thing. Shortly after being diagnosed Kessel played in a 5-1 loss against New Jersey at home. Three days later he had surgery to remove his right testicle. Kessel was lucky. Further tests showed the cancer was confined to the removed testicle. After a two week  rehabilitation period Kessel was back on the ice and finished the season with 11 goals and 29 points. He also became the first NHL rookie to win the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Kessel might not have made history if he didn’t go to the doctor. Many men find out they have cancer too late. Don’t be afraid to go to the doctor. We can’t always stop cancer from taking form but we can keep it from spreading. Take a word of advice from what Kessel said to ESPN in 2006, ” If you’re not feeling well go get checked out and make sure you’re all right.”

It’s never to late to fight cancer. Please Join the Battle and donate to help put an end to Testicular and Prostate cancer here.

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