American Cancer Society Partners With Heroes For Causes To Bring You Center Ice
Fourteen-year-old Weston Herman is a four-time, brain cancer survivor who has battled through multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy. His positivity and passion to help others make him the ultimate comic book superhero, Center Ice. Fighting cancer both on and off the rink, facing the nefarious Mr. I (an acronym for the outdated technology used in cancer treatments) and his legion of evil robots, Center Ice is a story of hope, activism, and the power of thinking beyond yourself to help others. Copies of the comic book will be shared with childhood cancer patients through partnering hospitals and other entities. Copies scan be purchased at American Cancer Society Discovery locations and on Ebay. Donations to support the cause can be online.
The project was created by Jeremiah Stemple, Joseph A. Michael, and Donovan Petersen, co-founders of Heroes 4 Causes, which aims to bring hope and smiles to every child through superheroes like Center Ice.
Donations and proceeds from the project support the American Cancer Society’s Gold Together initiative dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood cancer, supporting families facing a diagnosis, and raising funds to end childhood cancer. Since 2014, Gold Together has raised more than $2.25 million to support childhood cancer initiatives. Center Ice’s debut is set to coincide with September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. One in 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.