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Comprehensive Cancer Centers recently held an event with the Vegas Golden Knights which is part of ongoing efforts partnering with sports to educate and inspire patients.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers patients received some extra love thanks to the Vegas Golden Knights The team’s mascot, Chance, along with some other characters, visited patients at a clinic recently to hand out handwritten notes to elevate their spirits.

As part of the continuing partnership with the practice and the NHL Stanley Cup Champions, about 120 Battle Cards were handed out to patients. The cards were personally signed and submitted by fan at a Golden Knights game. The cards were designed to serve as reminders of the love, strength, and solidarity shared for everyone fighting cancer.

The gesture meant a lot to the patients and staff at Comprehensive as stated by the oncology care practice’s Executive Director, Paul Dieter (LINK 3) who said the support from the Golden Knights is amazing to see.

“No other team that I’ve seen is anything like the Golden Knights,” said Paul Dieter. “Their ability to connect with the community and to want to come out and share and bring those smiles, you know, bringing the uplifting messages. I’ve seen patients crying, I’ve seen our team crying as you see the patients’ reactions.”

The event was part of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, and local charities. The Knights and Comprehensive work together all year long with initiatives such as Puck Cancer and Kay’s Power Play.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation have also teamed up to support those who fought or are currently fighting cancer and raise awareness about the importance of early detection, prevention and screenings. This is done through “Puck Cancer” t-shirts sold with proceeds going to the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and the ongoing support of health and wellness in the community. You can buy shirts via this link.

Kay’s Power Play  is a fund for Susan G. Komen Nevada, named in Kay Darlington’s memory – who was Shea Theodore’s grandmother and a beloved breast cancer patient at Comprehensive. Those most in-need – including the uninsured, underinsured and patients under 40 years-old, whose mammograms are not covered by insurance – have tapped into “Kay’s Power Play” to get access to screening and diagnostic services.

Comprehensive Cancer and the Golden Knights have also hosted cancer patients at games, including Krystal Galindo (LINK 5). Krystal is a breast cancer survivor and patient of Comprehensive, who was honored with an invitation by Comprehensive Cancer Centers to attend Golden Knights Hockey Fights Cancer game.  The game day experience was set up as an invitation to the game, by a visit at her office by Chance, the team’s mascot, the team’s announcers, the Vegas Vivas, and a video from star defenseman Shea Theodore. When Krystal and her family were at the game, they were also surprised with the addition of cranking the siren to her game day itinerary.

The oncology practice is also a proud partner of the Vegas Golden Knights as well as Las Vegas Aviators, UNLV Athletics and Coaches vs. Cancer. During these games and events, physicians are joined with patients of Comprehensive both on the court and video screens, where personal stories inspire the crowd in attendance. Comprehensive is thrilled at how well sporting events connect patients, survivors and care givers to the community, which personalizes the cancer struggle, as well as raising awareness for screenings and early detection.

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