Despite several surgeries and therapy to fight the disease, Adam’s health is still greatly affected and he’s now seeking new treatments and medications that are unavailable in Britain.
Blaze Director of Hockey Operations James Pease said: “We are working together at the club to find ways to help and raise money for our friend Adam Calder.
“We know Blaze fans, and hockey fans in general, will want to contribute in any way they can. ‘Calds’ is a special guy and we will be doing everything we possibly can to help him beat this.”
Calder won eight major trophies during his six seasons with the Blaze, scoring 216 goals and 459 points in 328 Elite League games, breaking several club and league records.
Coventry have organised a series of events as part of the #Support25 campaign, starting with a special benefit game against the Sheffield Steelers on Tuesday, 25th October, at The Skydome.
The club will be announcing further events in the next few days. Anybody wishing to discuss sponsoring the game, please contact the club or email Sally Mahers.
Coventry have also launched a Just Giving Page where people can make donations.
(Image permission: Mark Tredgold)