The idea started when Lesakowski saw firsthand how much cancer can change someone's life. In 2009 Mike's wife Amy, then only 35-years-old and a mother of three, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Amy underwent major surgery and spent months in chemotherapy before she entered remission.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The 11 Day Power Play is returning to Harbor Center and more skaters will be taking to the ice.
Last year, forty skaters played a 250-hour hockey game to fight cancer. This year, the game will host 1,700 players.
The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts. Teams have donated five-thousand-dollars to play a four-hour shift.
The goal is to raise one-million-dollars for cancer research.
You can find out more on how to donate to the 11 Day Power Play here.