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 in partnership with OhioHealth on Thursday, November 15 when the Jackets host the Florida Panthers. During the game, several pediatric cancer heroes will be honored by participating in a variety of in-game experiences including an on-ice, pre-game introduction alongside the Blue Jackets. In addition, the evening will also include tributes to cancer survivors and those who are currently battling the disease.
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In keeping with the NHL's message that the color lavender represents awareness for all types of cancer, the Blue Jackets Foundation will host the following fundraisers to benefit its fight against pediatric cancer.
Lavender Jersey Auction & Raffle: Players will wear lavender jerseys during pregame warmups. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by the respective players with select jerseys (Dubois, Foligno, Panarin) up for auction and all others available through raffle. Mobile bidding and raffle sales open November 6 and run through the second intermission of the November 15 game vs. Florida. Fans may text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com to participate. Raffle tickets, priced at $10, may also be purchased in arena. All winners will be notified on November 16.
Game Sticks Auction: Several sticks wrapped with lavender tape and used by select players during pregame warmups will be available via the Blue Jackets Foundation's mobile auction platform.
Themed T-shirts, Pucks and Hats: This year's "Shutout Cancer" T-shirts and a limited quantity of Hockey Fights Cancer pucks from that evening's warmups will be on sale at the Blue Jackets Foundation kiosk located near sections 110-111 on the main concourse. The night also marks an opportunity for fans to purchase the 2018-19 edition Hats For Heroes hats with all sales directly benefiting the Foundation's pediatric cancer grant partners.
All fans at the game are invited to fill out 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 use their cards during an in-game recognition of cancer survivors and all those who have been touched in some way by the disease. OhioHealth also invites fans to visit their concourse attractions that include a photo experience and ribbon display.
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 $3 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.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer -- a joint initiative by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) -- has resulted in donations of more than $20 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities, and local charities. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a program of both the National Hockey League Foundation (in the US) and NHL Foundation (in Canada). 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.