CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night tomorrow when they host the Detroit Red Wings at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Flames will support this league wide initiative with proceeds from the Calgary Flames Foundation 50-50 raffle sales and Hockey Fights Cancer apparel (available in FanAttic stores during October), going towards Hockey Fights Cancer. Last season, the Calgary Flames Foundation’s 50-50 proceeds directed over $32,000 to Hockey Fights Cancer.
In support of this cause, select players will sport lavender-coloured tape on their sticks, while all players will wear the Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals.
The Flames will also have a pre-game ceremonial puck drop take place with a youth participant from the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
In addition to the above, each of the 30 Member Clubs received a $5,000 charitable grant to be donated to a local cancer research organization. The Calgary Flames, through the Calgary Flames Foundation, have directed this grant to the Alberta Cancer Foundation - Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary.
Lavender, which represents awareness for all cancers, continues to be the designated color for the initiative and will be worn by the hockey community throughout October.
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. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's U.S. and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a component of The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League’s and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s social responsibility program that builds on hockey’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.
About Calgary Flames Foundation
The Calgary Flames Foundation distributed over $2.6 million last season to charities in support of health and wellness, amateur and grassroots sports and education programs including making a $1 million commitment to the Kids Cancer Care of Alberta’s Camp Kindle. Camp Kindle is a camp for kids affected by cancer funded through the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Camp Kindle is 83km Northwest of Calgary located in the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve. The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta provides safe, quality camp experiences for young people and their families affected by cancer. The Calgary Flames Foundation also supports the Ronald McDonald House and the Rotary Flames House through the Alberta Children’s Hospital on an annual basis.