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This year, the Islanders Fight Cancer initiative and the numerous children, facilities and awareness organizations who benefit from our annual fundraising events, may lose a major source of donations that they normally count on to help meet annual budgets and support their needs because of the current NHL work stoppage. The Islanders organization is still committed to supporting these great charities and important people though. The team is asking fans of the orange & blue to take up this cause online, in their community and wherever else they see fit. Whether it be in your own households, schools or workplaces, we hope you’ll help Long Island’s team give back and support those who need us the most right now.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Islanders Children’s Foundation, which will then be filtered to local cancer hospitals, research facilities and awareness organizations, please CLICK HERE. We’d like you to know a little more about the organizations you’re supporting with these donations, so NewYorkIslanders.com will feature profiles on them throughout Hockey Fights Cancer Month.

Today, we take a look at four very special organizations that the Islanders are proud to partner with and support: the Honeysuckle Foundation, the I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Honeysuckle Foundation

The Honeysuckle Foundation For Children with Cancer, a not-for-profit corporation, was formed in 2002 by Rene Giacalone and a friend Michael A. Borg, Esq., while her youngest daughter was battling bone cancer. Through the kindness and concern of family, friends and neighbors, it became evident early on during treatment that the family's "support network" was just as important as her daughter's medical treatment. With other siblings to be concerned about as well as an extensive network of friends, neighbors, and schoolmates, striking a balance of maintaining a healthy outlook while undergoing grueling medical treatment was a continual challenge. This family was able to get through a year that was physically and emotionally demanding, while still enjoying a high quality of life - a luxury many healthy families, let alone cancer families, find difficult to achieve.

From this experience was born the idea of establishing the Honeysuckle Foundation to assist cancer families in their time of need.

The I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation-Stupid Cancer

The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest support community for young adults affected by cancer (15-40) and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

Children’s Tumor Foundation

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF).

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