The fight against cancer is one thing that unites the hockey world - and the New York Islanders are proud to be a part of that fight.
To do their part, the Islanders hosted Hockey Fights Cancer night on Sunday, raising money and awareness for cancer research during their 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Proceeds from the Islanders lavender warmup jerseys benefitted Hockey Fights Cancer
In addition to raising money, the Islanders invited cancer survivors and those still in their fight to Sunday's game, treating them to a game and letting them know they have the support of the team and fans.
Video: COL@NYI: Children drop puck for Hockey Fights Cancer
ISLES WEAR HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER JERSEYS:
The Islanders wore special lavender warmup jerseys ahead of Sunday's game. The jerseys were auctioned off in October to raise money for Hockey Fights Cancer. The Islanders also used lavender stick tape before the game.
ISLES MEET YOUNG FANS BATTLING CANCER AFTER GAME:
After Sunday's game, the Islanders met with kids who are currently battling cancer, giving them a private tour of the team's locker room.
ISLES ENCOURAGE FANS TO STAND UP FOR CANCER:
The Islanders also encouraged fans to Stand Up To Cancer, writing the name of who they are fighting for on a Stand Up To Cancer card. Cards were distributed to all fans in the building who stood together in the second period.
Video: COL@NYI: Isles fans take part in Stand Up to Cancer