The Calgary Flames will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Sunday, November 5th when they host the New Jersey Devils at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Flames will support this league wide initiative with proceeds from both the Calgary Flames Foundation 50-50 raffle sales and Hockey Fights Cancer apparel available in FanAttic stores during November, to Hockey Fights Cancer. Last season, the Calgary Flames Foundation's 50-50 proceeds directed over $25,000 to the cause, and over $150,000 since 2012. In support of this campaign, select players will sport lavender-coloured tape on their sticks while all players will wear the Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals.
Additionally, the Flames have partnered with the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation for a special pre-game ceremony that will recognize six children who are cancer survivors or continue to fight this terrible disease.
For the seventh straight season, select Flames players will be supporting the cause through growing a moustache in support of Hockey Fights Cancer and the Movember Foundation, the only global charity focused solely on men's health - that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Led by Mo-Captain Mikael Backlund, 11 Flames players are participating. Fans can visit Monetwork.co/NHL to support their favourite NHL team or player, or participate by signing up and raising money for the Movember Foundation with their family and friends.
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 the campaign.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
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. The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is supported by the National Hockey League Foundation, the NHL Foundation, players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer programs of the National Hockey League Foundation (in the US) and the NHL Foundation (in Canada), along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 million to support the cancer programs of national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local charities. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please visit hockeyfightscancer.com.
About the Calgary Flames Foundation:
When the ownership group brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980 their mandate, which is still prominent today, was to ensure that the Calgary Flames have a positive impact on the quality of life in southern Alberta. Since its inception the Calgary Flames Foundation, has raised millions for education, amateur and grassroots sports and health and wellness, including annual commitments to the Rotary Flames House, Camp Kindle and the Ronald McDonald House. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.