The men's hockey team supported Team Impact teammate Livy Steiner Sunday at the Jimmy Walk (courtesy Ryan Begoon).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Sunday, Sept. 27, members of the Harvard men's hockey team participated in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, helping to raise proceeds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Participating in the event was special for the Crimson as it gave the players a chance to spend a day with Olivia Steiner, a three-year old diagnosed with leukemia that the team was matched with through Team Impact.
"Livy is a three-year old girl who has been diagnosed with leukemia and through her incredible courage we all find strength," said senior Luke Esposito. "In only a short period of time we have learned so much from her. With Colin Blackwell kick starting our connection last year, we are looking to make more strides this year to help brave Livy any way we can."
With the support of the entire team, five student-athletes: Eddie Ellis, Ryan Begoon, Thomas Aiken, Justin Szeto and Esposito, participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk after meeting the minimum donation amount ($300/each), of which all went to Dana-Farber.
The Jimmy Fund Walk began in 1989 and has raised over $100 million for Dana-Farber. An estimated 9,400 participants and 1,000 volunteers helped pull off this year's event with a target goal of $8.3 million to donate to Dana-Farber.