CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames will celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night when they face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning 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 and all players will wear the Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals. Fans are also asked to participant in the “I Fight For” campaign where they can dedicate a card to someone they know who has fought or is continuing their fight against cancer. Fans are asked to post a picture of their card, which can be found on the concourse, to their twitter account in order to be entered to win a signed Giordano jersey.
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 $13 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.