Mark Giordano (National Hockey League)
The Wilms Cancer Foundation are delighted to be represented by sports personality and children's cancer champion: Mark Giordano.
As part of our brand ambassador program Mark has been an inspiration not only to his loyal fans but to the children, families and healthcare organizations that are tackling Wilms everyday. His support has been essential in our ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are effected by this Wilms terrible disease.
Mark Giordano is a true champion both on and off the ice.
Mark Giordano born October 3, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He previously played with the Calgary Flames for fifteen seasons, where he was the team captain for his final eight seasons.
Praised for his leadership, offensive, and defensive skills, Giordano is one of the NHL's top defencemen and was named to play his first NHL All-Star Game in 2015.
During the 2018–19 season, Giordano became the fifth defencemen in NHL history to record 60 points at the age of 35 or over. His 60th point came in a 2–1 win over the New Jersey Devils on February 27, 2019.
The Flames have also honoured him for his charitable contributions; he was named recipient of the J. R. "Bud" McCaig Award in 2012.
Internationally, Giordano played with Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championship and was a member of the 2007 Spengler Cup winning team. In 2019, he was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman, while having a career-best performance at the age of 35.
Giordano and his wife, Lauren, are spokespeople for Habitat for Humanity. They launched a program called "5-for-5" in January 2011 that aimed to build five homes for the organization, one in the Calgary area and four in Africa and Asia. Giordano donated $25,000 of the $130,000 cost himself, and his contribution was matched by the Flames charitable foundation.
The team honoured him for his work with Habitat for Humanity and the Flames Foundation for Life by naming him the recipient of the J. R. "Bud" McCaig Award in 2012. Prior to the 2014–15 season, Giordano launched another initiative, known as the "Team Giordano Project" to supply new gym equipment and computers to schools, as well as to visit the schools and offer mentorship to the students. At the end of the 2016–17 season, Giordano was awarded the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award for his charity work with "Team Giordano Project".
Become a Brand Ambassador
Our brand ambassador program is essential in the WCF's ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are directly effected.
With your help we can seek to relieve the emotion and financial burden created by diagnosis and you can have a significant impact on the lives of those who are tackling the disease on a daily basis.
Attached is a brief synopsis of the WCF's program and its parameters. Please take the time to review it and consider the positive impact you can have on the lives of children, families and healthcare organizations.