BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, October 23, that they will host their Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Thursday, October 24, during their game against the San Jose Sharks. The Bruins will support the cause in numerous ways before, during, and after the game.
Lavender, which represents awareness for all forms of cancer, will be incorporated into the game in several ways. The Bruins coaches, management, as well as NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasters will all be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties. Bruins players will be using lavender stick tape during Thursday’s game and will have Hockey Fight Cancer helmet decals throughout the month of October. Boston Bruins employees will also be wearing lavender ribbons.
Pediatric cancer patients currently undergoing treatment at Boston’s local hospitals, including the Jimmy Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, will be invited to the game and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Bruins bench, and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game.
Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron will be hosting patients from the Jimmy Fund and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Patrice’s Pals, his continuing charitable initiative where he invites children from local hospitals and other organizations to enjoy a Bruins game in his luxury suite. The children and their families will receive goodie bags filled with Bruins memorabilia, a visit from the Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls, as well as a feature on the Garden HDX. After the game, Patrice’s Pals will take part in a meet and greet with Patrice.
All in-game fundraising activities on Thursday night as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
WHAT: Boston Bruins Hockey Fights Cancer Night