New York Islanders Daily: Anders Lee Holds Third Annual Kancer Jam
For now, the third year in a row Anders Lee hosted the third annual Kancer Jam along with the New York Islanders to raise money for cancer research.
When the New York Islanders named Anders Lee captain I knew it was a good idea. Lee is a leader both on and off the ice, it’s obvious. We see what he does on the ice on a daily basis and off the ice, there’s no better example than what he did yesterday.
For the third year in a row, Anders Lee hosted his annual Kancer Jam tournament to raise money for cancer research. This was the first one without close friend Fenov Pierre-Louis.
Fenov, 17, passed away from cancer this past summer. Anders and Fenov grew really close over the last couple of years before his passing. When Anders had to speak yesterday, he couldn’t help getting a little emotional talking about his friend.
Fenov was pictured on a poster that read ” Even the smallest amount of help and sympathy you can provide to a child with kancer will mean the absolute world.” The Islanders did more than just a small amount of help.
According to Lee’s wife, Grace, she said that this year’s total was up to $117,000 with more donations likely to come. Hats of to Anders Lee, our captain, for knocking it out of the park once again and making us proud.
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