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Postponed Charity Hockey Event Continues Mission Off Ice

By J MURPHY, Correspondent | January 20, 2021 | NEW YORK

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Binghamton, NY - As has been the case with many things in 2020 and 2021, Covid-19 has again postponed the annual Battle of the Bravest Charity Hockey Game in Binghamton, NY.

Since 2014, friends from the Binghamton Fire Department Hockey Team and the Broome County Firefighters Hockey Team have come together in March for a game of camaraderie and charity to raise funds and awareness for The Retired Professional Fire Fighter Cancer Fund Inc., with 100% of all proceeds from the event donated to the cancer fund, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization committed to raising funds for cancer research programs.

With no clear indication of when the event will be able to resume, it remains the mission of all those involved to continue to raise awareness and funds that will go directly to finding a cure for cancer. The Battle of the Bravest will return to the ice in the future, but there is still a daily need for funds that are allocated to established cancer research programs that impact a variety of cancer types, many of which disproportionately effect Fire Fighters.

To learn more about The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund Inc. and to donate, please visit, To take part in the Battle of the Bravest Charity Hockey Game when it returns, follow us on Facebook, "Battle of the Bravest Charity Hockey Game Community".

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.