Our Courageous, Compassionate Team Captain
Mario Lemieux is celebrated as one of the greatest talents hockey has ever known. And while he amassed numerous National Hockey League awards, including six scoring titles and three Most Valuable Player awards in the course of his legendary career, his biggest win came in his battle in against Hodgkin’s disease. While there’s no doubt Mario was courageous in the face of his diagnosis, recovery, and return to the ice, it has never been lost on him that he had resources and support in his battle that others who face similar battles lack. Consequently, the Lemieux Foundation has given Mario the opportunity to give hope and support financial and otherwise to patients and families facing what he knows is a frightening battle.