Knights inspire fans on and off the ice

Six year old Children’s Hospital patient, Andie Morrison is a huge London Knights fan, and now she has 100,000 more reasons to cheer for her team. On March 10, the London Knights announced a $100,000 donation in support of Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

Andie was at White Oaks Mall in London with her family to hear the announcement during the Knights’ 5th Annual March Breakaway Scavenger Hunt and Autograph Session.  She was ecstatic to meet her favourite players at the event – one of whom is Josh Anderson, who visits Children’s Hospital with fellow player Chris Tierney every two weeks to help lift the spirits of young patients.

Children’s Hospital is a lifeline for Andie.  She visits the hospital every three weeks for blood transfusions and treatments for a rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia.  Without the care and support she receives, Andie wouldn’t be able to enjoy any of her favourite activities – from performing on stage, to digging for worms and insects, to watching sports with her dad.

For Andie’s family, their favourite hockey team’s support of Children’s is incredibly personal. It is made even sweeter with the knowledge that it will not only help kids like Andie, but thousands of other young fans from across the region whose lives are touched by illness or injury.

During the 2014 play-off season, funds raised from the sale of London Knights House of Green t-shirts will support Children’s Hospital.

Go Knights, go!

London Knights owner Dale Hunter presents a cheque to Tracy Gustafson, Chair, Children's Health Foundation Board of Directors and Laurie Gould, Executive Vice-President of Patient-Centred Care at London Health Sciences Centre.