Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an 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.
To date, through the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations, more than $12.8 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice" campaign - the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.
Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bell MTS Place when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Game time is 7:00 p.m. CT.
That night, all Winnipeg Jets players will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during pre-game warm up. During the game, Jets coaches and broadcasters will wear official lavender-coloured Hockey Fights Cancer ties. The Winnipeg Jets will also convert all their rinkboards and in-game visual media to lavender on Nov. 27 in order to generate increased awareness for the cause.
JOIN THE FIGHT
Leading up to and after our HFC Night we are offering a range of ways fans to Join the Fight including:
Raffle to win 1 of 10 Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Warm Up Issued Jerseys ($5 each)
Winnipeg Jets Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Mystery Pucks ($40) SOLD OUT
Winnipeg Jets Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Mini Sticks ($20) SOLD OUT
Online Auction (Coming Soon) - Warm Up Worn Jerseys, Goalie Masks, and Player Worn Ties
Add some lavender to your life! All Jets Gear locations (Bell MTS Place, Kildonan Place, Polo Park, St. Vital and Bell MTS Iceplex) will sell a variety of limited edition Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer.
Exclusive items for 2017 include unisex dress socks and infiniti scarves, proceeds of which will go directly to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
The hockey community is a family. And, like most families, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. We encourage you to DOWNLOAD or purchase an "I Fight for Sign" at any Jets home game for $2 and use the hashtag #hockeyfightscancer to share your photo on Twitter or Instagram.
All proceeds raised will be directed to CancerCare Manitoba's pediatric clinical trials. Currently the Foundation funds over 50 percent of the cost of clinical trials for children and teens with cancer here in Manitoba. Manitoba continues to have the highest participation rate of pediatric trials in the country. This has been in large part because of the significant donations CancerCare Manitoba Foundation directs to this effort year after year - all funds raised by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation stays in our province to benefit Manitobans with cancer and their families.