About Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer was founded in 1998 as a joint initiative between the NHL and NHLPA. This remarkable initiative has raised over $32 million since its inception and been at the forefront of raising awareness and supporting those affected by cancer, touching the lives of millions.

For the past 25 years the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association have united players, teams, coaches, broadcasters, caregivers, doctors, nurses, patients, survivors, and fans behind the powerful Hockey Fights Cancer initiative at the national level through the NHL and NHLPA, and hyper- local level across the 32 NHL tams. Each season, every team hosts their own Hockey Fights Cancer night, and celebrates their hockey/cancer community locally, typically in November -- Hockey Fights Cancer month.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator, the V Foundation has funded over $310 million in game-changing cancer research grants in North America through a competitive process strictly supervised by a world-class Scientific Advisory Committee.

Because the V Foundation has an endowment to cover administrative expenses, 100% of direct donations are awarded to cancer research. The V team is committed to accelerating Victory Over Cancer®. To learn more, visit v.org/HFC


American Cancer Society

Through American Cancer Society (ACS) and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), donation to HFC Assist supports people affected by cancer, their families and caregivers.

Some of the many ways include:

  • Lodging - Cancer patients and their families often need to travel away from home to get their treatments, some lasting weeks or months. Donations to Hockey Fights Cancer help ACS and CCS provide cancer patients and caregivers with a welcoming, caring place to stay while traveling for necessary treatment in the United States and Canada.

  • Transportation - Getting to and from appointments can be a source of stress for many patients with cancer. To help relieve this burden, donations through Hockey Fights Cancer help ACS and CCS provide rides to treatment for patients, free of charge.

  • Vital Programs - ACS 24/7 helpline, CCS cancer information service, and trustworthy websites; cancer.org and cancer.ca, help answer questions and provide support to those affected by cancer.