The Philadelphia Flyers are set to host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Toyota this Monday night as the team takes on the Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m. As a part of the league-wide initiative, and with the help of Toyota, the Wells Fargo Center and Philadelphia Flyers will turn the arena lavender in support of the fight against cancer.
Around the arena and on the ice, NHL staff, coaches, and front office executives will don special Hockey Fights Cancer ties and pins while the Flyers roster will take the ice in lavender warm-up jerseys, special helmet decals and sticks wrapped using lavender tape. All lavender-wrapped sticks are available for auction on behalf of Flyers Charities following the game.
Additionally, all fans entering the building will receive a lavender "I Fight For" rally towel, courtesy of Toyota. Lavender ice-level dasher boards will complete the building's lavender take over.
Prior to Monday evening's game, the club distributed "I Fight For" posters to its charitable partners, players, coaches, and front office. Each filled "I Fight For" poster will be hung along the walls of the Flyers player tunnel for the duration of the game. Participating partners for the evening include the American Cancer Society, Movember, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The evening will feature a ceremonial Hockey Fights Cancer-themed puck drop with eight-year-old Cameron Wakely, of Quakertown, Pa. Cameron is currently battling Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer, at CHOP.
Prior to first puck drop, 14-year-old Zach Steward of West Deptford, N.J. will be recognized as an honorary coach for the night and present the team's starting lineup inside the locker room alongside head coach Alain Vigneault. Zach is currently battling CNS Leukemia for the second time and was welcomed at Friday's team practice by his favorite player, Travis Konecny, who presented him with a signed jersey inside the team's locker room.
During the game, Dawn Zucca, President of the Peter Powerhouse Cancer Group, will be recognized as the recipient of a $5,000 donation on behalf of Toyota in support of the group's mission to support families of pediatric cancer patients.
Additionally, a special Hockey Fights Cancer Community Teammate recognition is set for Bill Petersohn of Lafayette Hill, Pa. Petersohn, a long-standing member of the youth hockey community and current coach of the Wissahickon Warrior Youth Hockey Program, is battling urothelial carcinoma, a rare type of kidney cancer, through a clinical trial at NYU. He previously battled, and beat, a Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnoses 30 years ago. Today, between weekly chemotherapy treatments, Petersohn has continued to attend twice-a-week team practices and weekend games.
Tickets for Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Toyota start at $25 and are available HERE.