New Fund Established to Honor Former NHL Player Mike Bossy, Created for Awareness and Education on Lung Cancer

A new fund established to honour former NHLer Mike Bossy will help improve support and awareness for lung cancer in Quebec. This extremely important initiative will be launched alongside The Bossy Family and Lung Cancer Canada with the purpose of increasing French-language support, awareness, and education of lung cancer screening in the province of Quebec. The launch will be officially announced on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in New York during a game between the home-town Islanders and the Montréal Canadiens. We thank the New York Islanders Hockey Team for providing an exciting fundraising opportunity through a 50/50 draw that evening for which all proceeds will be donated to the Mike Bossy Memorial Fund.

“My father had a gift: to transform negative events into positive ones, and above all, to learn something from them. Through this fund, we want to honour him and his beliefs while enabling other patients to live healthier and longer lives”, says Tanya Bossy, one of two children of the Hall of Fame hockey player.

The Mike Bossy Memorial Fund will: support initiatives to address stigma and raise awareness of lung cancer; promote the launch of the Quebec Cancer Screening Program, and patient and physician education.

“We are extremely grateful to the Bossy Family for their efforts in advancing awareness and support for lung cancer”, says Shem Singh, Executive Director, Lung Cancer Canada. “This tribute is a meaningful way to honour the legacy of Mike Bossy and to tackle the stigma that still surrounds lung cancer. It is through awareness and education that we will be able to provide essential support to those living with lung cancer and their families”.

Fundraising initiatives for the Mike Bossy Memorial Fund will be ongoing. To learn more or to donate please visit


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