Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Thursday, November 17th during their game against the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Arena. As part of an NHL-wide initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer research, the Canucks will host events throughout the night with the help of local cancer patients and their charitable organizations.
Below are some highlights fans can expect for Hockey Fights Cancer Night:
- With the support of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Vancouver Canucks will make a $5,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House B.C., which provides accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must travel to Vancouver for their child's major treatment.
- The name bars on the back of the lavender Canucks jerseys during warmup won't be of the player himself but rather who he is "fighting for" in the name of cancer.
- An oncology patient from BC Children's Hospital will take part in a ceremonial puck drop and a child from Camp Goodtimes will watch warm up from the home penalty box and receive a stick from a player.
- Canucks Sports & Entertainment rink board sponsors are showing their support for Hockey Fights Cancer by changing their creative to all-lavender. The lights outside Rogers Arena will also shine lavender on Thursday. Lavender represents awareness for all cancers.
- Canucks players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back of their helmets for all games during Hockey Fights Cancer month. Management, coaching staff and team broadcasters will be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties on Thursday night to show their support.
- Canucks players will wrap their sticks in lavender tape for the game on Thursday.
- Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Canadian Cancer Society share information with our fans at our Community Corner outside Section 111 on the concourse.
- Fans can support Hockey Fights Cancer by purchasing Hockey Fights Cancer hats and jerseys from the Canucks Team Store. Fans can also visit www.hockeyfightscancer.com to purchase Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise and to make a donation. Download the "I fight for" sign on the Canucks home page.
About Hockey Fights Cancer:
Hockey Fights Cancer is a charitable initiative founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.
To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.