What is Hockey Fights Cancer?

Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, Hockey Fights Cancer, presented by OhioHealth, unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families with the goal of raising money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.

The initiative gets an assist from players, coaches, officials, equipment managers, front office staff, corporate partners, and fans. Together, the hockey family looks to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through, and moving past cancer. Since its inception, the Hockey Fights Cancer program, along with NHL Clubs, supporters, and fans, have donated more than $28 million to support the fight against cancer.

The Columbus Blue Jackets join the National Hockey League in support of Hockey Fights Cancer by hosting the club's annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by OhioHealth on Thursday, November 16, 2023 vs. the Arizona Coyotes. Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.

Show Your Support

The CBJ Foundation offers several Hockey Fights Cancer-themed items to fans in an effort to raise funds in support of the fight against pediatric cancer.


  • Opens at 9AM on 11/15 and closes at the end of the 2nd intermission on 11/15
  • Features HFC-themed items (ex: framed photos, nameplates, select autographed lavender taped sticks used during pre-game warm-ups)
  • To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com


  • Opens at 9AM on 11/15 and closes at the end of the 2nd intermission on 11/19
  • Tickets ($10) can be purchased online any time from 11/15 to 11/19
  • Tickets can be purchased in person on the BLT during the games on 11/15, 11/17, and 11/19
  • To participate, text CBJAUCTION to 76278 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com


  • Limited official HFC warm up pucks (in person and online)
  • Autographed Hats for Heroes (in person)
  • HFC-themed t-shirts (in person)

50/50 Raffle Presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union

In honor of Hockey Fights Cancer, the CBJ Foundation will host a 50/50 raffle presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union.

  • opens at 9AM on 11/15 and closes at the end of the 2nd intermission on 11/15
  • Winner will be announced on 11/15 during the 3rd period
  • To participate, fans can purchase raffle tickets at www.bluejackets.com/5050raffle or in person at the game on 11/15

Proceeds will benefit the Foundation's fight against pediatric cancer.

Round Up at The Blue Line Store: Fans visiting The Blue Line Stores at Nationwide Arena and Polaris Mall can "round up" their total at the register to make a donation to The Blue Jackets Foundation.

Hats for Heroes

The 2020-21 edition of our Hats for Heroes celebrate both the 20th season of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Foundation's longtime partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9. Each hat features the Columbus Blue Jackets logo and the words "Since 2000". Revenue generated from the sale of these hats goes towards the Foundation's Pediatric Cancer pillar.

Download Your Digital Battle Card

Fans can download a "United, we fight cancer for …." battle card courtesy of OhioHealth. The card features a space where fans may write their personal connection to the fight against cancer. Fans are encouraged to write a name for recognition of cancer survivors and all those who have been touched in some way by the disease.

Tweet and Instagram your photos using #hockeyfightscancer

Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

The fight against pediatric cancer has been one of Blue Jackets Foundation's primary areas of focus since the team's inception in 2000. Hats For Heroes and additional fundraising programs have helped raise more than $4 million to fund a variety of support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families, including therapy through distraction, critical research projects and assistance in providing palliative care for youth.

Funds raised during Hockey Fights Cancer and throughout the year benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation's pediatric cancer pillar. Each year thousands of patients and their families receive support. To learn more, please check out our community report.

Flashes of Hope Photoshoot

Flashes of Hope, one of CBJ Foundation's grant partner, takes individual photos of each hero and their family and then combines them with a CBJ player to help capture those smiles and forever preserve the images of courage, beauty and dignity that each child has.

Team Hospital Visit

In coordination with the Blue Jackets Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, CBJ players visit Nationwide Children's Hospital to help brighten the spirits of children in treatment.