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Islanders Host Hockey Fights Cancer Game on Nov. 9

The Islanders are raising money and awareness for cancer throughout November

by New York Islanders Community Relations NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The Islanders are proud to continue the fight against cancer through the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. 

The Islanders are raising money and awareness for cancer through a series of fundraisers and awareness games throughout November and will hold the team's annual Hockey Fights Cancer game, supported by Northwell Health, on Nov. 9 against the Florida Panthers. Some things are bigger than hockey and the Islanders want your help in the fight against cancer, a disease that affects so many directly and indirectly.

See below for how you can get involved and help us fight for a cure. 


AWARENESS NIGHTS:

The Islanders are holding the following awareness nights: 

Men's Cancer Awareness Night - November 5
Breast Cancer Awareness Night - November 7
Hockey Fights Cancer Game - November 9


Prostate Cancer Awareness Night - November 5

Proceeds benefitting ManCave Health and Movember 

Fans for the Cure seeks to save lives and preserve the quality of men's lives by promoting the importance of identifying prostate cancer in its earliest stages. The charity both encourages regular doctor checkups and, in association with our healthcare partners and professionals, provides baseline PSA testing and consultation.  

Breast Cancer Awareness Night - November 7

Proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC. 

The Mission of Susan G. Komen Greater New York City saves lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. 



Hockey Fights Cancer Game - November 9

Proceeds benefitting Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community.

First 10,000 fans will Receive a "Rally Against Cancer" Rally Towel

Islanders to wear Hockey Fights Cancer Warmup Jerseys

Islanders players will be wearing Hockey Fights Cancer inspired warm up jerseys prior to the 11/9 game. These jerseys will be auctioned off online from 11/8 to 11/21 and given to the winners following the end of the auction.

Hockey Fights Cancer Ties/Pins

Hockey Fights Cancer ties/pins are being worn by players, broadcasters and upper management. Players will also have special HFC decals on the back of their helmets throughout the month of November. 

Ceremonial Puck Drop

Children undergoing cancer treatment will drop the ceremonial first puck at the Islanders' Hockey Fights Cancer game. 

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) will be on hand to fundraise, educate fans and support those in their fight against cancer. SU2C will feature the following activations. 

- Information table on the concourse
- Signing Wall (fans encouraged to stop by the SU2C table and write a message on the large placecard on display) 
- Stand Up to Cancer Placecards (fans are encouraged to fill out their own card)
- Placecard moment asking all fans to participate in arena activation

Barclays Center Lights Up Lavender

In solidarity with the Isles and NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, Barclays Center will be lit up in lavender after Saturday's afternoon game. 


GAME-DAY FUNDRAISERS:

In addition to the awareness nights, the Islanders are holding the following fundraisers throughout the month to raise money for cancer research. 

Hockey Fights Cancer Warm Up Jersey Auction:
Islanders players will be wearing Hockey Fights Cancer inspired warm up jerseys prior to the 11/9 game. These jerseys will be auctioned off online from 11/8 to 11/21 and given to the winners following the end of the auction.

Hockey Fights Cancer Mystery Pucks:  
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition Islanders Hockey Fights Cancer pucks through a mystery raffle. Each HFC puck is autographed by one of your favorite Islanders players. All proceeds benefit the Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign.

Stand up to Cancer Limited Edition T-Shirts:  
The Islanders are partnering with Stand up to Cancer for the annual Hockey Fights Cancer game taking place on November 9th. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition co-branded Stand Up to Cancer t-shirt with proceeds going back to Stand Up to Cancer.

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