Play Like a Pro 2020

Play Like a Pro 2020 supporting Band of Parents Inc
Band of Parents Inc

About Play Like a Pro 2020

Band of Parents will host the 7th annual Play Like a Pro charity hockey game in memory of Talia Castellano at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2020. The game benefits the Band of Parents and the Garden of Dreams Foundation and has raised more than $750,000 over the last six years. Band of Parents funds innovative clinical trials for pediatric cancer, while Garden of Dreams makes dreams come true for some of the same kids in need.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Date

Starts at:  January 31, 2020 10:30 AM
Ends at:  January 31, 2020 2:30 PM

Location

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York,NY 10001 USA

Contact

Kim Roginski
718-809-0235
kim@bandofparents.org

Why Participate?

Play Like a Pro participants enjoy the rare opportunity to skate in a hockey game on the world famous ice at Madison Square Garden.

The event brings together players and their fans for a day of friendly competition and networking, all while raising money to help children.

Each participant agrees to raise a minimum of $750 for the charity and pay a separate $100 registration fee.

To purchase Rangers or spectator tickets, please click here.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

With your support, we can find a cure for neuroblastoma, while reducing the highly toxic nature of treatment. One day, we hope antibodies will replace chemotherapy.
Band of Parents is the top independent backer of neuroblastoma research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Our mission is to seek projects that have already been examined in the lab and are in need of assistance to rapidly move into a patient population. In the 1980s, fewer than 5% of children diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma survived. Although today, most major medical centers like MSKCC have over a 50% survival rate, far too many children are still dying of this disease. The sad fact is that due to the high cost of research and the small number of children diagnosed annually, pediatric cancer is severely underfunded by both the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding goes to fight pediatric cancer. We support our members through their children’s battle with neuroblastoma. Together, we are Bound by Hope that a cure is out there. We will continue this fight until not a single child is lost to this disease.

About Band of Parents & Garden of Dreams Foundation

The Band of Parents is a member-based grassroots organization with the goal of funding innovative clinical trials and new therapies for neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly cancer that mostly strikes children. Our mission is to fast track a cure through less toxic and targeted therapies. To date, the Band of Parents has committed nearly $10 million to pediatric cancer research. Learn more at www.bandofparents.org


The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. The Garden of Dreams Foundation is committed to creating meaningful, unforgettable programs for children affiliated with our 30 local partner organizations. From across the tri-state area, Garden of Dreams partner organizations include hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations. Learn more at www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org.

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Priscilla Ma, Executive Director, at priscilla@bandofparents.org.