The New England Wolves have once again dedicated one of their home games to celebrating the memory of John Bradley Thompson and raising awareness and research funding for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
This year’s JBT game will be held at the Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia at 5:30 PM on Saturday, March 3rd, when the Wolves battle the East Coast Wizards in an EHL Showdown. We encourage the community to come out and support the Wolves and this wonderful Foundation. There will be give-a-ways, a raffle and the popular “Not so Mini One-on-One” Shootout Competition”, where members of the greater community take the ice in between periods to compete for the coveted JBT Trophy.
Check out the “Not so Mini One-on-One” Shootout Competition” webpage to help our players reach their fundraising goals.
John endured a 10 month battle with DIPG back in 2013 / 2014. DIPG is a terminal brain tumor that is inoperable and leaves families with no hope. John would be turning 11 years old on the 25th of March — There was nothing anyone could do for him four years ago, so John’s family and the Cure Starts Now kindly request your attendance & support — Together, we can change the outcome for future families that are devastated with a child who is diagnosed with DIPG.
The Cure Starts Now is made up of over 30 Chapters from around the globe and has quickly become one of the fastest growing Cancer Foundations in the world. The NH Chapter is run by the Thompson family in honor of John — All the CSN Chapters are run by families and fueled by Heart, Love & the Hope that a Homerun Cure for Cancer will be found. CSN has an overhead of just 3%, allowing almost every dollar to go straight to data collection and research. They are bringing the world’s best neurologists together and creating an unprecedented environment of collaboration. The money raised is spent wisely, ensuring that there’s no duplication in clinical trials and that all researchers are aware of what’s working and what’s not.
Please join us at the Merrill Fay Arena on March 3rd at 5:30 PM for an afternoon of family fun, community support and some great hockey!