LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Cancer patients received heartwarming gifts from the Vegas Golden Knights for Valentine’s Day!

Patients at Comprehensive Cancer Centers were gifted “Battle Cards.” According to a media release, this is an initiative first-of-its-kind between the NHL team and oncology practice. It’s said to be exclusive to Comprehensive.

“We have a great relationship with the Golden Knights as all the community and they wanted to come out for Valentine’s Day and share the love,” said Paul Dieter, executive director of Comprehensive Care Centers. “They brought a bunch of cards and filled out some rally cards for the patients. Our patients get very excited as do our offices when they come around.”

The hockey team says there were a total of 120 cards which were personally signed by Vegas Golden Knights fans at a game in November. They were presented by the VGK cast of characters as a reminder of “love, strength and solidarity.”

“That’s what the amazing part is, I’ve seen a lot of patients crying when they get introduced and sometimes when the players are around, they’re in tears telling their story. And when they’re not in tears, we’re all in tears hearing their story,” Dieter said.

The cards were gifted Wednesday morning and is part of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Officials say it has resulted in donations of more than $20 million to support national and local cancer research.

“It’s hard to understand what they’re going though and to have that support, the Golden Knights have been a huge part of the community,” he said. “They love to give back in this way. It’s great to have them come our to comprehensive cancer.”


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