Phil Kessel has had quite the run of great play on the ice and he is now set to receive an award off the ice as well.
Phil Kessel will be honored today at the Action for Cancer Awareness Awards in Washington D.C.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 27, 2018
He was excused from practice and will rejoin the team tomorrow.
More information on the award: https://t.co/QmPtFdfaCN pic.twitter.com/oBhN0Mj8w7
Kessel will receive the “Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award” at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 26th annual luncheon at the Library of Congress. The event is presented by the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.
Kessel underwent surgery for testicular cancer in 2006 when he was a member of the Boston Bruins. He has since gone on to represent the United States in two Olympic tournaments and win back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Penguins.
Others to be honored today include Norah O’Donnell, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” and Congressional spouses Kasey Crowley of New York and Helen Green of Texas.
”All of us are so proud of today’s honorees, who are each using their platform to inform and educate the public about the importance of early detection and prevention,” said Lisa McGovern, executive director of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.
Phil Kessel is great. That is all.