The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Honda Center (vs. Buffalo, 6 p.m.). For the league-wide initiative, the Ducks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night to raise awareness for the Jessie Rees Foundation. The interactive evening will encourage fan participation in a variety of ways including the creation of "I Fight For" cards recognizing loved ones affected by cancer.
The Jessie Rees Foundation ensures every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up (NEGU) and they provide children in hospitals around the world with fun-filled JoyJars as a way to send hope and joy to children fighting cancer. JoyJars are filled with toys and games to help pass the time in the hospital. The Anaheim Ducks are calling all fans in attendance to help fill these jars by participating in a JoyDrive and bringing "crazy socks for courageous kids" that are fun socks for the kids to enjoy. Drop off locations will be at South and Northeast doors. The first 400 donors to the JoyDrive will receive one Chick-fil-A Digital Offer Card good for one (1) Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or 8-count Nugget meal (includes waffle potato fries and drink). Value of Digital Offer Card is $7.00; limit one Digital Offer Card per donor.
Chick-fil-A will be selling Mini-Plush Chick-fil-A Cow's for $5 each in the South Entrance. For every Chick-fil-A Mini-Plush Cow purchased, Chick-fil-A will donate one Jessie Rees Foundation "NEGU" branded Chick-fil-A Mini Plush Cow to be put into a JoyJar. In addition, anyone that purchases one or more Chick-fil-A Mini Plush cows will be entered to win Free Chick-fil-A for a year. Limit one entry per donor. Quantities of Mini-Plush Chick-fil-A Cow's are limited and will be sold on first-come, first-served basis.
With lavender serving as the official HFC color (representing awareness for all types of cancers), Ducks coaches, broadcasters and executives will sport lavender HFC ties in recognition of the evening, and players will wear lavender HFC warm-up jerseys that will be up for auction. Fans at the game or watching on the Fox Broadcast can also contribute to HFC Night by participating in the in-game auction featuring Ducks autographed HFC jerseys that will be worn during the team's warm-up. Jerseys will be available to bid on prior to the evening's game, starting at 4 p.m. and the auction will run until, Monday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. PST. To place a bid, text "Ducks" to 52182, or visit AnaheimDucks.com/ingameauctions. All proceeds will benefit the Jessie Rees Foundation.
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 and Northeast Entrances 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 first period of Sunday's contest. In addition, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Jessie Rees Foundation Never Ever Give Up wristband.
About Hockey Fights Cancer
Hockey Fights Cancer™ was founded in 1998 by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to raise money & awareness for hockey's most important fight. Supported by NHL Clubs, Players, Alumni, Referees, Equipment Managers, Corporate Partners, Broadcast Partners and YOU - our fans - HFC has raised more than $18 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals and player & local charities.
About the Jessie Rees Foundation
The mission for the Jessie Rees Foundation is to ensure every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up! They fulfill their mission by CONNECTING with families, bringing AWARENESS to their stories, offering them helpful RESOURCES and sending the entire family continual doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.