The New England Wolves have once again dedicated one of their home games to celebrating the memory of John Bradley Thompson and to help raise awareness and research funding for The Cure Starts Now. This year’s JBT game will be held at the Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia at 7:15 PM on Saturday, January 26th, when the Wolves battle the Connecticut Chiefs in an EHL Showdown.
We encourage you 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.
You can help support your favorite skater by visiting https://thecurestartsnow.salsalabs.org/jbt-shootout-2019/index.html.
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 12 years old on the 25th of March. There was nothing anyone could do for him five years ago, but together we can change that outcome for future families that are devastated with a DIPG diagnosis.
The Cure Starts Now is made up of 40 Chapters from around the globe and is one of the fastest growing Cancer Foundations in the world. All the CSN Chapters are run by families who have lost a child to DIPG 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 January 26th at 7:15 PM for an evening of family fun, community camaraderie and some great hockey!