In a subject close to my heart - since my mother has recently battled and fought leukemia - the Islanders will take time to honor cancer survivors during the month of October. Sponsored by OSI Pharmaceuticals, the team will look to "increase cancer awareness by telling the inspirational stories of the numerous cancer survivors that support the team," according to an Islanders press release.
Fans can submit stories of their own battle or from someone they know, in order to be considered for free tickets on October 28 - a Hockey Fights Cancer game - against the Rangers. Click here for more information on this.
(Photo courtesy of the Islanders website)