The Philadelphia Flyers will support the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative this Saturday, October 24 when the Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m.
For the first time in the organization’s history, the Flyers will kick off the Hockey Fights Cancer game with a ceremonial puck drop—made by 12-year-old David Gibson of Broomall, PA, who is currently battling liver cancer and receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
All fans in attendance will receive cancer awareness rally towels presented by Toyota. Each towel features the phrase “I Fight Boldly For__,” leaving a space for fans to fill in the names of loved ones and organizations currently fighting the battle against cancer.
In support of the cancer awareness message, all Flyers players will wear limited-edition purple jerseys during pre-game warm-ups. In the week following the game, select warm-up jerseys will be auctioned off at auctions.nhl.com
, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Flyers Charities. Additionally, in support, select players will sport purple stick tape, and Flyers coaching staff, broadcasters, and in-arena staff will don purple attire during the game.
This season, the Flyers Wives have partnered with Fox Chase Cancer Center, specifically its Women’s Cancer Center, to support the region’s only mobile screening unit. The unit, complete with state-of-the-art mammography technology, provides convenience and potentially life-saving services for women in underserved communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Flyers Wives and the Fox Chase mobile unit will be on location that evening at the Wells Fargo Center to educate fans about the importance of regular mammograms.
Flyers Forward Jakub Voracek will host families and pediatric patients receiving treatment from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in his personal suite, as a part of his “Voracek’s Vault” program. These children will get the special opportunity to meet with Voracek in the Flyers locker room following the game.
In addition, Anne Lipko, a pediatric cancer patient battling her third stint with Leukemia, will be honored during the game as the Flyers Community Teammate. She is being recognized for her inspiration and support to event participants, corporate partners, and volunteers who support the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
To build fan awareness, the following organizations will have a presence on the concourse throughout the game: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, ZERO (Prostate Cancer Organization), Movember, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Tickets for Hockey Fights Cancer Night are available now, starting at $52. For tickets, call 215-218-PUCK or CLICK HERE