The New York Islanders will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Awareness Night, sponsored by OSI Pharmaceuticals, on Friday, Oct. 29 during their home game against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. Players will wear HFC ties, hats and lapel pins before and after the game. The players will also wear special HFC decals on their helmets during the game.
Other special efforts throughout the evening will include:
- A ceremonial puck drop by a Leukemia patient from Winthrop University Medical Center - Hosting a cancer patient from Stony Brook University Hospital as a Stick Kid - The presentation of a $3,000 check from the New York Islanders to Steven and Alexandra Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center - A Halloween trick-or-treat basket raffle with proceeds benefiting the Islanders Hockey Fights Cancer program - Proceeds from Chuck A Puck during the 2nd intermission will benefit OSI and their Lung Cancer Awareness Initiative - Cancer Care will be onsite promoting their upcoming Lung Cancer Awareness Walk being held November 7th
Hockey Fights Cancer is a component of the National Hockey League's "Biggest Assist Happens off the Ice" campaign, which continues the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight.