Lighthouse Hockey (All profits donated to dementia research in honor of Al Arbour)
ABOUT THE SHIRTS
Lighthouse Hockey receives a portion of the sales of each shirt. Our entire portion will be donated directly to the Center of Dementia Research, located in Orangeburg, NY.
Why Dementia Research? Dementia is a condition that affects 47% of people over the age of 85. Someone you know may be struggling with symptoms now or in the future.
One very special person dear to all Islanders fans dealt with the severe symptoms of aging. On August 28, 2015, Al Arbour passed away at the age of 82 after suffering from health problems related to dementia. The former Islanders coach is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, coached the Islanders for 1,500 games, 740 wins, five Stanley Cup finals and four straight championships. To say none of us would be here, reading and discussing the Islanders today, without Al Arbour would not be an overstatement.
The Center for Dementia Research seeks to understand the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to develop innovative therapies for prevention and treatment. Donations to the CDR are used directly to support research projects of the scientists.
Donating our modest profits from these shirts to the CDR is the least we can do to help discover more about this heartbreaking affliction and to honor the coach that has given us so much. All the donations will be made in the name of Coach Al Arbour.
If you'd like to donate to the Center for Dementia Research without buying a shirt, you can do so here.