NY Islanders captain Anders Lee and Jam Kancer are awarding scholarships

Fenov/Anders Lee NY Islanders Puck Drop 3/10/18
Fenov/Anders Lee NY Islanders Puck Drop 3/10/18 / JAMKANCER INTHEKAN

Anders Lee, the team's King Clancy Award nominee, has demonstrated leadership on and off the ice throughout his New York Islanders career. Before he ever wore the "C" on his sweater, Lee illustrated many of the qualities an organization wants in their captain through his charity work with Jam Kancer.

Per their website, the Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation is committed to raising funds for families affected by a “kancer” diagnosis by bringing groups of people together to participate in “Kancer Jam” fundraising events.

Fans first heard of Lee's affiliation with Jam Kancer through his relationship with Fenov Pierre-Louis, who was battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Fenov made appearances with Lee on the ice at Barclays Center and during the Jam Kancer events with Lee's teammates and friends. After a courageous battle, Fenov passed away on July 18, 2018, but the impact he made on Lee continues through the AIT Fenov Memorial Scholarship Program.

You can watch Fenov's speech at the 2nd Annual Jam Kancer event HERE

"Fenov Scholarships" to graduating high school seniors continuing on to college who have "provided help and sympathy" to someone with kancer.

The deadline to apply for 2023 is just under one week away, on June 6th. Applicants can apply HERE and will need to submit an essay of no longer than 250 detailing how they helped and supported a person with "kancer." Each scholarship is $1,000.

To quote Fenov, "Even the smallest amounts of help and sympathy you can provide to a child with kancer will mean the absolute world.” That quote has stuck with Lee since his passing and part of the reason why he continues to be an ambassador for the Jam Kancer cause.