CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night will be on Friday, October 9th when the Flames face off against the Dallas Stars.
The Flames will support this NHL initiative with the proceeds of Friday’s 50-50 raffle sales directed to Hockey Fights Cancer as well as directing a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Hockey Fights Cancer ties, hats, scarves and dream capsules available in FanAttic stores during October. Last season’s 50-50 proceeds directed over $14,000 to Hockey Fights Cancer.
A new addition this year; team specific dream capsules will be available through the team retailer. An interactive fashion accessory which enables the owner to create his or her goals and dreams, write down those dreams, insert them into the NHL® Dream Capsule and wear the dreams on a daily basis. Each dream capsule is team-branded and can be worn as a necklace or used as a keychain.
Lavender, which represents awareness for all cancers, is the designated color for the year’s initiative and will be worn by the hockey community throughout October.
Also, in support of this initiative, all players will wear a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmets during games in October. A pre-game ceremonial puck drop will take place with a youth participant from the Alberta Children’s Hospital as part of the Flames Awareness Night on October 9th.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association, established as a way for the hockey community to come together to fight cancer.
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, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $10.5 million.