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 Friday, November 15 when the Jackets host the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. New this year, all fans will receive an LED wristband, courtesy of OhioHealth, that will immerse the crowd in the game experience and uniquely present the Hockey Fights Cancer theme via the light bracelets. In addition, 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 starting lineup.
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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:
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Special Jersey Auction & Raffle: Blue Jackets players will wear the custom jerseys during pregame warmups at home on November 15 and at Winnipeg on November 23 during the Jets' Hockey Fights Cancer night. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by the respective players with select jerseys (Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Foligno and Seth Jones) up for auction and all others available through raffle. Mobile bidding and raffle sales open November 15 and noon ET and conclude at 7 p.m. ET on November 24. Fans may text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com to participate. Raffle tickets, priced at $10, may also be purchased in-arena during home games on November 15, 19 and 21.
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 on Friday, November 15. Fans may text CBJAUCTION to 52182 or visit cbjauction.givesmart.com to participate.
Themed T-shirts, Pucks and Hats: This year's "Game on for a Cure" 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 2019-20 edition Hats For Heroes hats with all sales directly benefiting the Foundation's pediatric cancer grant partners.
50/50 Raffle, presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union: Raffle proceeds from the November 15 game will go towards the Blue Jackets Foundation's pediatric cancer efforts. Fans can purchase tickets in-arena or online at bluejackets.com/5050raffle. Locations restrictions apply and fans must be in the Blue Jackets Ohio TV market to purchase a ticket.
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 and display their cards in 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™
Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, Hockey Fights Cancer 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. 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.