365 days a year, the Springfield Thunderbirds and the T-Birds Foundation are proud to be leaders in the fight against cancer. Players from the Thunderbirds participated in November by growing facial hair, a symbolic gesture to staying diligent in the fight. In the video above, see why we fight, and who we fight for, including Tammy Jacobson-Landon, the daughter of Springfield hockey icon Bruce Landon. This year's headlining benefactor from Hockey Fights Cancer is the Tammy Jacobson-Landon "I Can Hear You Now" fund, set up in conjunction with The Clarke School for Hearing and Speech.
The 2019 Hockey Fights Cancer game is set for Saturday, November 23 as the T-Birds host the Providence Bruins. Click here to buy your tickets.
Proceeds from the postgame jersey auction will benefit a number of local cancer charities, including Griffin's Friends , Mercy Hospital, CHD Cancer House of Hope, Survivor Journeys, Chris Thibault's Fight and Springfield Thunderbirds' Relay for Life Team.
This year, T-Birds captain Paul Thompson has a special "army" for whom he fights. Click below to learn more about his family's tie to Hockey Fights Cancer. Proceeds from Thompson's #15 jersey will directly benefit Angela's Army. Learn more below:
The fight against cancer stretches far beyond the walls of the hockey rink, though - last season, the Springfield Thunderbirds fondly remembered Alex Blais and Rachael Kowal, two members of the Pioneer Valley community who embodied the strength, determination, and courage we all strive to emulate. One day, we hope to celebrate a cure. See their stories below, and stay tuned for a new set of inspiring stories in the coming days.