GLENDALE --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Avella Specialty Pharmacy, on Saturday, Nov. 19, when the Coyotes face off against the San Jose Sharks. Game time is 6 p.m. at Gila River Arena.
Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night will include a moment of silence built around the NHL's "I Fight For" initiative. The Coyotes and Prisma will provide all fans in attendance with "I Fight For" placards and ask fans to fill in the name of the special person in their lives they are fighting for who is currently battling cancer or who has battled cancer in the past.
Video: Coyotes' Hockey Fights Cancer 'I Fight For' cards
In addition, there will be in-arena public service announcements about HFC and the Coyotes will make a $5,000 donation to Cancer Support Community. The Coyotes will also host Valley cancer patients throughout the arena and will have local cancer organizations present to promote awareness, prevention and treatment. Seven special cancer fighting kids will be given the opportunity to participate in special events that will create lifelong memories. Several of the Coyotes players have donated suites for the game to cancer patients and survivors.
Coyotes' players will wear purple jerseys with HFC patches during warm-ups that will later be auctioned online by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation to benefit cancer charities. Coyotes coaches and broadcasters will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer ties and pins to help raise awareness and demonstrate support. Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear lavender apparel and accessories to show their support. HFC apparel will also be available for purchase in the Coyotes Den.
As part of HFC Night, the Coyotes will host their Second Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Dance Mob. During the evening, 150 dancers from studios across the Valley will perform for all fans in attendance including over 350 of their friends & family. The dancers will pay tribute to those battling cancer and cancer survivors.
Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month began on October 18 and runs through November 19 with all of the NHL's 30 teams participating. Since the campaign's initiative began in 1998, more than $16 million has been donated to support national and local organizations for cancer support and research.
For more information on the Coyotes Hockey Fights Cancer Night, please visit www.ArizonaCoyotes.com/HFC.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative founded in December 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.