Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is supported by the National Hockey League Foundation, the NHL Foundation, players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer programs of the National Hockey League Foundation (in the US) and the NHL Foundation (in Canada), along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 million to support the cancer programs of national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local charities. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.
The Washington Capitals hosted #CapsFightCancer Night supported by global sciences and technology company Leidos during the game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 5, with several initiatives surrounding the evening.
Four jerseys sold for more than $3,000, with forward Nicklas Backstrom's jersey selling for the most at $3,500. In addition Braden Holtby's autographed goalie stick and a team autographed framed puck set each sold for $3,050.
Who do you fight for?
Join the fight and show your support by downloading your own Hockey Fights Cancer sign! Take a photo with it and tag it on social media with #CapsFightCancer and #HockeyFightsCancer.
As part of the team's Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, each Capitals player, head coach Barry Trotz and owner Ted Leonsis will be paired with a Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic participant who is currently battling cancer or is in remission.