HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER DAY ON THE HILL
(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                  HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER DAY ON THE HILL

  (Mr. QUIGLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Madam Speaker, I rise in celebration of National Hockey 
League's Hockey Fights Cancer Day on the Hill.
  Anyone who has played the great sport of hockey or who has watched a 
game has probably seen a fight or two on the ice. It's no secret that 
hockey players are a tough group. But off the ice, there are bigger 
fights being waged each and every day by people even tougher than your 
average hockey player, even players like former Blackhawk Reid Simpson.
  Those living with and fighting against cancer are tougher than the 
toughest odds and incredibly brave in spite of daunting treatment and 
an uncertain future. With nearly 12 million patients in America today, 
most of us know someone fighting cancer, be it a family member, friend, 
or neighbor.
  The NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is an extraordinary 
opportunity for members of the hockey family to stand up for our loved 
ones and to support the organizations that provide cutting-edge 
research, therapy, and vital support services that make their lives 
better.
  This is one fight I'm proud to be a part of, and I encourage other 
hockey fans out there to join me as Hockey Fights Cancer.

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