As part of the Calgary Flames participation with the NHL and NHLPA in Hockey Fights Cancer, the Flames will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, October 18, vs. the Los Angeles Kings.
This season marks the 10th Anniversary of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program and in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, the Calgary Flames are participating in several NHL sponsored programs.
During the month of October, all Calgary Flames players have been wearing pink Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back left area of their helmets.
For games in October Flames coaching staff and broadcasters will be wearing pink Hockey Fights Cancer ties. The pink ties, along with pink caps for ladies and the book Reflections on a Hockey Season: The 2007 NHL Year in Photographs will be available at all FanAttic locations all month. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.
On behalf of kids fighting cancer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Calgary Flames will be joined on ice tonight in a pre-game ceremony by two very special young people – 14-year-old Wheslay Martin and 10-year-old Kelly Hogarth. Wheslay won his battle against a brain tumor and Kelly survived a rare cancer on her jaw. Dion Phaneuf will be making a special presentation to these two brave kids prior to puck drop tonight. Phaneuf is the official Calgary Flames spokesperson for the Alberta Children’s Hospital and donates a pair of season tickets to the hospital for patients to use.
The Calgary Flames are proud to be a part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint 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, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9 million.