NHL Players Who Give Back

Mario Lemieux

Six-time Art Ross Trophy winner and three-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner Mario Lemieux is one of the greatest hockey players the game has ever seen. Despite his triumph in the rink, Lemieux had been struggling with health issues. In January 1993, Lemieux announced that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Coming to terms with his condition and wanting to help others with the disease, Lemieux created the Mario Lemieux Foundation. He has been devoted to helping others through this charity for over 20 years now.

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April 25, 2014

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July 1, 2014