BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 21 when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden at 8:00 p.m. The Bruins will be supporting the cause in a variety of ways and many local pediatric and adult cancer patients will be invited to participate in Hockey Fights Cancer Night events and given tickets to the game.
Season ticket holders have donated tickets for current pediatric patients, cancer survivors and individuals who are supporters of those affected by cancer. Organizations who will be receiving tickets to the game include the Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, Boston Children’s Hospital, One Summit, Home Away Boston, Pinky Swear, One Mission and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Some of the cancer patients who will be invited to the game include 18 year old recent Stoneham High School graduate Brandon McCarthy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after his freshman year of High School, nine year old Northborough, MA native Liam Fitzgerald who is in remission from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Ian Cadden a 14 year old native of Billerica, MA and Billerica Youth Hockey Player who is in remission from leukemia after 2 years of treatment, and Miles Goldberg an 11 year old from Madbury, NH who suffers from Osteosarcoma. The Bruins guests will help the team spread awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer Night across the Bruins social channels and bostonbruins.com.
Bruins players, management and coaching staff will be supporting the initiative by wearing special lavender attire, decals on their helmets and wrapping their sticks with lavender stick tape. To show their support, the Bruins will be wearing purple warm-up jerseys on October 21st. The Boston Bruins Foundation will be raffling and auctioning off autographed warm-up worn lavender Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during the game. Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Stop by Section 4 on the Level 4 concourse to bid or buy a raffle ticket. A limited number of Hockey Fights Cancer mystery signed pucks will be sold in-game behind Loge 15. Every puck is guaranteed to be signed by a 2015-16 Boston Bruins player and will be individually wrapped and randomly placed so the identity remains a surprise until after the purchase. Pucks will be available to purchase for $20 each with net proceeds to benefit Boston's local treatment hospitals. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
Patrice Bergeron will host pediatric cancer patients through his program, Patrice’s Pals.
The Bruins will incorporate many in-game elements surrounding Hockey Fights Cancer. The National Anthem will be sung by Breast Cancer survivor Jennifer Tefft from Franklin, MA, who has been cancer free for almost two years. The Ceremonial Puck Drop will be performed by five-year-old Max Mitchell who is a patient at the Jimmy Fund. Max was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in February 2015, he recently completed 14 rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. The 8-Spoked Salute will honor cancer survivor Kevin O’Brien. Also the Boston Bruins Pan Mass Challenge Bike team will be presenting a check for over $187,000 during the first intermission of Wednesday's game. The Bruins and members of the PMC bike team and Pan Mass Challenge representatives will be involved in the check presentation.
Fans can pick up “I Fight For” cards for a suggested donation of one dollar. There will be stations set up in the concourse for fans to write who they fight for on the cards. During the game there will be a moment of recognition for the entire arena to stand with their cards to display who we all fight for in the battle against cancer. Support the Bruins while supporting those affected by cancer with the newest arrivals of Hockey Fights Cancer t-shirts, accessories, and more. Hockey Fights Cancer apparel is available at the ProShop powered by Reebok located on Level 2 in TD Garden and Gameday ProShop stores inside the arena. Depending on the type of merchandise sold, a portion of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to the NHL's charitable foundations toward the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. For exact proceeds, visit bostonbruins.com/hockeyfightscancer.
Tickets to Hockey Fights Cancer Night are still available at bostonbruins.com/hockeyfightscancer. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to give local cancer patients or survivors and their families a chance to attend Hockey Fights Cancer Night, please contact the Boston Bruins Group Sales department at 617.624.1805, firstname.lastname@example.org. Donation ticket prices start at $75.
Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.