The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night presented by Loma Linda University Health on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Honda Center (vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.). Joining a month-long, league-wide initiative, the Ducks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night to raise awareness for the Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC). The interactive evening will encourage fan participation in a variety of ways, including the creation of “I Fight For” cards that recognize loved ones affected by cancer.
With lavender serving as the official HFC color (representing awareness for all types of cancers), Ducks players will have lavender HFC decals affixed to their helmets throughout the month. For Wednesday’s contest, the first 3,000 fans to enter Honda Center will receive lavender HFC ribbons to wear for the game. In addition, Ducks coaches, broadcasters and executives will sport lavender HFC ties in recognition of the evening. Ducks fans will have the opportunity to fill out “I Fight For” cards to honor those that have battled the fight against cancer during our Moment of Recognition. The cards will be available at the South Entrance and on the Main Concourse of Honda Center. Fans will be invited to display their “I Fight For” cards during a moment of recognition taking place during the second period of Wednesday’s contest.
The Anaheim Ducks Foundation will be selling limited-edition Anaheim Ducks player-autographed Hockey Fights Cancer mini sticks in support of Loma Linda University Cancer Center. Mini Sticks will cost $20 each and will be sold outside Section 212 starting at 6 p.m. Sticks will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Honda Center will donate 10% of sales of the Loma Linda – LIVE IT! Cranberry Zinger Wrap to Hockey Fights Cancer.
Fans can also contribute to HFC Night by participating in the in-game auction featuring Ducks memorabilia, as well as an online auction of Ducks game-used player-autographed sticks wrapped in lavender tape. To place a bid on the online auction, please visit www.anaheimducks.com/auction.
About Hockey Fights Cancer
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. To date, through the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations, more than $12.8 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice" campaign - the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.
About Loma Linda University Cancer Center
Treating more than 3,200 newly diagnosed patients each year, the LLUCC is part of Loma Linda University Hospital’s comprehensive health system. LLUCC provides patient-focused, world-class care, provided by highly skilled specialists in a convenient and accessible environment. With a compassion and commitment to whole person care, LLUCC ensures that the entire cancer treatment process is individualized and focused on treating each patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The comprehensive center offers 11 Center of Excellence teams to treat specific types of cancer as well as provides complex cancer services, including: robotic and minimally invasive surgery, advanced imaging capabilities, a Patient Resource Center, and the first hospital-based proton treatment center in the world with the most experience in treating cancer with the precision of protons.