RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night, sponsored by UNC REX Healthcare, on Sunday, Nov. 19, when the team hosts the New York Islanders at 5 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, at Canes Ticket Central near section 117, and with members of the Pepsi Storm Squad 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 Kids 'N Community Foundation kiosk outside of section 129, and proceeds will be split among the cancer organizations in attendance. The baskets for Sebastian Aho and Justin Williams will feature a "jersey off the back" experience that includes a post-game meet-and-greet with those players.
In conjunction with Hockey Fights Cancer Night, the Hurricanes are teaming up with Love Your Melon for a special ticket package. Every ticket purchased through the Love Your Melon ticket package includes a donation to pediatric cancer research and a Hurricanes-themed Love Your Melon beanie, supporting Love Your Melon's mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Beanie vouchers will be included with game tickets and can be redeemed outside of sections 108-109 until the beginning of the second period.
About Hockey Fights Cancer
Hockey Fights Cancer™ unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients & their families. The initiative gets an assist from players, coaches, officials, broadcasters, equipment managers, front office staff, corporate partners & fans. Together, the hockey community looks to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through & moving past cancer. 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 $18 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.