Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the Monday, October 28th game against the Washington Capitals will play host to Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. The initiative is a league-wide awareness and fundraising program during the month of October that includes a special night at each of the 30 NHL arenas.
The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. Since being founded in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $12.8 million.
· With the support of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Vancouver Canucks will make a $5,000 donation to the Michael Cuccione Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.
· Canucks Sports & Entertainment rink board sponsors are showing their support for Hockey Fights Cancer by changing their creative to all-lavender. Lavender represents awareness for all cancers.
· Canucks players wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back of their helmets for all games during the month of October. Management, coaching staff and team broadcasters will be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties on Wednesday night to show their support.
· Canucks players will wrap their sticks in lavender tape for the game on Oct 28. Six game-used sticks will then be autographed and featured in an on-line auction hosted by the NHL and NHLPA in support of Hockey Fights Cancer.
· Members of the Tour de Valley branch of Cops for Cancer will attend the game as special guests in the Sedin Corner charity suite and will host children living with cancer.
· Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Movember, and Prostate Cancer Canada will share their information with fans on Rogers Arena's north plaza pre-game and will have display tables in multiple locations on the concourse.
· Fans can support Hockey Fights Cancer by purchasing Hockey Fights Cancer ties, t-shirts, bracelets and hats from the Canucks Team Store.
· For more information on the League-wide Hockey Fights Cancer program, please go to www.hockeyfightscancer.com.