The Calgary Flames will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday, November 5th when they host the Arizona Coyotes 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.
In support of this campaign, players will sport lavender-coloured jerseys and tape on their sticks during warm up as well as Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals throughout this month. The lavender jerseys will be auctioned off in support of the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer campaign immediately after warm up. To bid on your favourite player's jersey all while supporting the campaign, visit www.calgaryflames.com/hockeyfightscancer (Link will be active Tuesday, November 5th). Fans can also get their hands on commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer pucks used during the warm up, featuring both team logos in lavender and the game date. They will be for sale following warm up in the West FanAttic store.
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. On top of that, during the third TV Timeout in the first period all fans can show their support by holding up personalized 'I Fight For' Cards that they will receive at their seats.
For the ninth straight season, select Flames players, alumni and employees are supporting Movember 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. Fans can visit https://monetwork.co/Flames 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 $20 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 Calgary Flames Foundation:
The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots and amateur sports. Since inception the Calgary Flames Foundation has donated over $36 million to southern Alberta charities. In 2006 the Calgary Flames Foundation and Rotary Clubs of Calgary pledged to raise $2.5 million to help build the Rotary Flames House, southern Alberta's first free standing hospice for youth and continue to donate annually. After donating $1 million to help build Camp Kindle with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, the Flames Foundation and Kids Cancer Care partnered to provide the PEER program. The PEER program is a research-based exercise program designed by pediatric cancer specialists from the University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital to help parents and health care professionals to use exercise to help ease the long-term impact of cancer and its treatments on children.