RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night, sponsored by UNC REX Healthcare, on Sunday, Nov. 6, when the team hosts the New Jersey Devils at 6 p.m. Hurricanes coaches, broadcasters and team personnel will wear lavender ties during the game, and the team will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer lavender jerseys during its pre-game warm up. Cancer awareness, research and support groups will be on the PNC Arena concourse to speak with fans and promote their respective groups.
Several pre-game and in-game activities, as well as in-game recognitions, on Sunday will be related to Hockey Fights Cancer, including "I Fight For" cards. Fans can pick up, fill out and decorate the cards on the concourse at Section 108 and Section 114, and members of the Pepsi Storm Squad will be decorating signs with fans on the third level.
Returning for this season's Hockey Fights Cancer night is the inclusion of player-worn Hockey Fights Cancer warm up jerseys at the Kids 'N Community silent auction. Special Hockey Fights Cancer themed baskets also will be auctioned at the Kinds 'N Community Foundation kiosk outside of section 129, and proceeds will be split among the cancer organizations in attendance.
For more information about the night's in-game acitivites, please contact Laura Fazzina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, each club has been granted $5,000 to donate to a cancer organization of its choice. The Hurricanes will be donating the $5,000 to Rex Healthcare and the Rex Cancer Angel Fund. The Rex Angel Fund provides financial assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment, and provides assistance with unanticipated costs.
About Hockey Fights Cancer
Hockey Fights Cancer is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is supported by the NHL 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 NHL Foundation (in the U.S.), and the NHL Foundation (in Canada), along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 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 go to hockeyfightscancer.com.