Philadelphia, Pa. – October 20, 2011 - In a partnership with the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the Philadelphia Flyers encourage all fans to wear lavender when attending the Flyers game vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
All Flyers players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets. All Flyers front-office personnel and team broadcasters will wear pins to draw attention to the cancer research and education initiative.
The Flyers will honor seven-yea-old year old Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor, Jordyn McKannan as the Virtua Community Teammate in recognition for their fight against cancer and their contributions to the community at that night’s game.
After over two years of treatment and through generous donations from friends and family, Jordyn McKannan won her battle against leukemia and was able to begin living the life of a normal five-year-old. Currently, at seven-years-old, Jordyn and her family serve as ambassadors to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Honored Patient Hero’s Program and assist the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by appearing and working at different fundraising events throughout the Delaware Valley.
The following organizations will have tables on the concourse to distribute information about their respective causes. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the ZERO, Prostate Cancer Organization.
Comcast-Spectacor Charities will hold a silent auction of an autographed Claude Giroux
pink hockey stick. Fans can either stop by the Flyers Charities kiosk located behind section 116 during Flyers home games or visit www.ComcastSpectacorFoundation.org/FlyersAuctions to bid on the stick. Auction ends on November 1 at 2pm. Proceeds benefit various breast cancer organizations such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer and BreastCancer.org Tickets are available for Flyers Cancer Awareness Night. Call 215-218-PUCK (7825) or click here.