CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames celebrates Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night when the Flames face off against the New Jersey Devils tonight.
The Flames will support this NHL initiative with the proceeds from the Flames Foundation for Life’s 50-50 raffle sales directed to Hockey Fights Cancer. Proceeds from the sales of Hockey Fights Cancer apparel available in FanAttic stores during October will also be directed to Hockey Fights Cancer.
In support of Hockey Fights Cancer select players will sport lavender-coloured tape on their sticks. As part of a new NHL initiative, teams will have their captain, assistant captains, starting goaltender and two other players use lavender taped sticks in-game. Following the game these sticks will be available for auction on NHL.com by MeiGray from mid-October through November 2013. All NHL players will wear a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmets during games in October.
The Flames will also have a pre-game ceremonial puck drop take place with a youth participant from the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
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.
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.