Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Wednesday, November 4th when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena at 7:00 p.m. The league-wide campaign is in its 17th season of helping those affected by cancer.
Along with initiatives from all member clubs, the Canucks will have the following activations:
· Canucks players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back of their helmets for all games from October 19th to November 13th. Management, coaching staff and team broadcasters will be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties on November 4th to show their support.
· Canucks players will wrap their sticks in lavender tape for the game on November 4th.
· With the support of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Vancouver Canucks will make a $5,000 donation to the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents Association
, which helps families who are struggling with the financial burden of taking care of their child with cancer or a blood disorder by providing them with financial aid through the social workers at their hospital.
· 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.
· Leukemia Lymphoma Society
, and Prostate Cancer Canada
will have display tables in multiple locations on the concourse for the game on November 4th.
· Fans can support Hockey Fights Cancer by purchasing Hockey Fights Cancer pucks, hats and practice jerseys from the Canucks Team Store.
· Fans can go to hockeyfightscancer.com
, or click the button below, to download their own “I fight for” sign. They can post photos of themselves holding the signs and use hashtags #hockeyfightscancer #canucks Download
About Hockey Fights Cancer:
The 17th annual Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, a joint initiative between the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), invites fans to join the fight, October 19th to November 13th. Since its inception in 1998, through the charitable initiative, more than $15 million has been donated, and it has been dedicated to supporting national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. Together, the NHLPA and NHL will distribute more than $200,000 in grants to local cancer organizations in all 30 NHL markets and nationally to the following five cancer organizations: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Movember, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Prostate Cancer Canada and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.