Hockey Fights MS Tournament Raises $14,000 to Support Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at UVM Medical Center
Nearly 900 hockey players came together to help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Fund at UVM Medical Center.
Nearly 900 hockey players on 63 teams from Vermont, Canada and around the United States helped raise approximately $14,000 playing in this year’s “Hockey Fights MS” tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Fund at the UVM Medical Center. It’s the 11th year Candace Arnold, the organization’s founder and one time patient at the Medical Center, has organized a Vermont tournament. Hockey Fights MS also holds tournaments every year in Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
This year’s donation will bring the total raised over the years to $85,000 for Multiple Sclerosis treatment and research at the UVM Medical Center. Vermont has some of the highest rates of this disease in the United States.
“We are so thankful for Candace, the volunteers and the hundreds of players who dedicate so much time and effort every year to help us improve care for our patients,” said Andrew Solomon, MD, Division Chief of Multiple Sclerosis at the UVM Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine. “The money raised has been used in a variety of ways including patient programs, and to fund research to help patients with MS. These funds are an especially important source of support for our research efforts at a time when research funding can be hard to obtain. It is an amazing effort that we deeply appreciate.”
Game locations this year included UVM Gutterson Fieldhouse, Cairns Arena, Leddy Park Arena, The Ice Center in Waterbury and Stowe Arena.
About the University of Vermont Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center is a 447-bed tertiary care regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York. Together with our partners at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center. The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.
The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, an integrated system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve.