Bruins to Host "Hockey Fights Cancer Night" Tonight in Game vs. Minnesota Wild
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BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night during their game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, October 28. 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 kindly donated tickets for current pediatric patients, cancer survivors, and individuals who are supporters of those affected by cancer. Some of the organizations who will be receiving tickets to the game include Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Jimmy Fund, Why Me, and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
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 28. The Boston Bruins Foundation will be raffling and auctioning off the team signed, warm-up worn purple jerseys both in game on 10/28 and online following the game. 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. Some of the cancer patients who will be invited to the game include Braintree, MA native Will Lacey, Methuen, MA resident Maria Splaine, and Topsfield, MA resident Maddie Santosuosso who have all spent time with the Bruins in the past. Will, Maddie, and Maria will all be helping the Bruins spread awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer Night across the Bruins social channels and bostonbruins.com. Will and Maddie will also drop the ceremonial first puck before the game.
The Bruins will incorporate many in-game elements surrounding Hockey Fights Cancer. The National Anthem will be sung by Jennifer Tefft, a cancer survivor from Franklin, MA. The 8-Spoked Salute presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery will honor cancer survivor Robert Noonan, 81 years old, who was a member of the United States Air Force. Also the Boston Bruins Pan Mass Challenge Bike team will be presenting a check for $181,000 during the first intermission of Tuesday's game. Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs, Bruins Foundation Executive Director Bob Sweeney, 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.
Tickets to Hockey Fights Cancer Night are still available at bostonbruins.com. 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. The 2014-15 season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.
WHAT: Bruins Hockey Fights Cancer Night WHEN: Tuesday, October 28 during the 7:00 p.m. Bruins/Wild game WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins players, management, and coaching staff