Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks will take on the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, November 6th in support of the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer, a month-long awareness initiative supported by all 31 teams.
There will be several opportunities throughout the game for fans to contribute funds for cancer research including:
· Players will again wear lavender jerseys for warm up, which will be autographed and auctioned off. Proceeds will go to Canucks for Kids Fund in support of Ronald McDonald House BC. These jerseys include a patch on the front showing who each player is fighting for.
· Players will also wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on helmets and use lavender stick tape for warm up. Coaches, management and on-air TV hosts will wear Hockey Fight Cancer ties. Various local cancer agencies (including doctors, researchers, patients and volunteers) will be hosted in suites and seats throughout Rogers Arena recognizing their ongoing efforts to battle cancer.
· A child living with cancer will watch warm up from the penalty box and have a player skate over and present him/her with his stick.
· A cancer patient from BC Children's Hospital will participate in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the game. · Canucks Team Store will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys with proceeds supporting the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
· Rogers Arena will be lit with lavender lights pre- and post-game while all sponsor logos on the rink boards will be coloured lavender for the game.
· Movember will be set up at Section 111 Community Corner while the Canadian Cancer Society will be at the Gate 8 alcove for fans interested in getting more information and how they can help.
For more information please visit www.Canucks.com/HockeyFightsCancer
About Hockey Fights Cancer: Hockey Fights Cancer is a charitable initiative founded in 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, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated nearly $20 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please visit www.HockeyFightsCancer.com.