According to a story on the Devils’ official website and on the NHL app, Brian Boyle’s wife, Lauren, was “named an official Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador” by the NHL and the NHLPA.
Her husband was, of course, diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia back in September of 2017. He recently announced that the cancer has gone into remission.
The story on the Devils’ site says that her duties will include NHL.com publishing “special columns by Lauren this month detailing her personal experience” of being a support system for her husband. There will also be an interview on NHL.com with Lauren and last year’s ambassador for Hockey Fights Cancer, Nicholle Anderson (the wife of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson who is herself a cancer survivor).
In addition, Lauren will also bring awareness to the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative – which is celebrating 20 years this season – by “offering her time and making appearances throughout the month.”
The Devils will have their Hockey Fights Cancer night on Friday, November 23 against the New York Islanders. That game starts at 4 PM. For more information on Hockey Fights Cancer, please visit HockeyFightsCancer.com.
The American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society will be partnering with Hockey Fights Cancer for a second straight season. More info can be found at the American Cancer Society’s website cancer.org.
Fans can use the hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer on social media or visit HockeyFightsCancer.com to download an “I Fight For” card. They can also purchase Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise at shop.NHL.com.
In addition to the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, the NHL and NHLPA will also be partnering with the Movember Foundation (focused on men’s health) for the sixth year. This was an initiative that was big with former Devil Adam Henrique and he continues that work in his new home of Anaheim. For more information on Movember, please visit Monetwork.co/NHL.