The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation's Hockey Fights Cancer auction raised $68,345 for charity. Proceeds benefit Flashes of Hope, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Mid-Atlantic Region, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Capitals annual Hockey Fights Cancer Game presented by Leidos took place March 28 at Capital One Arena. During warmups, players wore lavender warmup jerseys that were auctioned off along with autographed Hockey Fights Cancer pucks and hats.
Top items in the fundraiser included jerseys wore and autographed by Nicklas Backstrom, Zdeno Chara, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson.
About Flashes of Hope
Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides pediatric cancer families enduring images of their child's courage, beauty and dignity through free, professional photo shoots at local hospitals. Flashes of Hope became a program of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2021. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national nonprofit that raises critical funds for pediatric cancer research projects that will deliver safer, more effective treatments for all children fighting cancer. ALSF supports the goal of Flashes of Hope, to photograph every child until every child is cured. MSE Foundation and the Capitals established the D.C. chapter of Flashes of Hope and also support the Northern Virginia chapter. Over 2,000 local families have received the gift of Flashes of Hope. For more information, please visit www.flashesofhope.org.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Mid-Atlantic Region
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y.; LLS serves more than 150 markets grouped into 27 regions. The Mid-Atlantic is one of the highest revenue-generating regions in the nation, serving Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and Northern Virginia. In 2020 LLS invested $1.3 million locally towards research, reaching 1,700 households through education and outreach and connecting more than 600 patients with support services.
To learn more, visit www.lls.org/lls-newsnetwork and follow @LLSUSA and @LLSNatCap on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET.
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 10,000 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a critical illness. However, for every wish granted, at least one more local child is waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish close the gap between wishes that are granted and those that are still waiting. For more information, please visit: www.midatlantic.wish.org.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) leads the way in accelerating critical progress for pancreatic cancer patients. PanCAN takes bold action by funding life-saving research, providing personalized patient services and creating a community of supporters and volunteers who will stop at nothing to create a world in which all pancreatic cancer patients will thrive. To learn more, visit pancan.org and follow PanCAN on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.