Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League® and the National Hockey League Players' Association, Hockey Fights Cancer™ (HFC) unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. The initiative gets an assist from players, coaches, officials, equipment managers, front office staff, corporate partners, and fans. Together, the hockey family looks to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through and moving past cancer.
November is the Hockey Fights Cancer Month across the NHL. Each of the 31 NHL Clubs celebrate their own Hockey Fights Cancer Night. In addition to other HFC activations and messaging, these games will feature lavender dasher boards and coaches and broadcasters will be wearing HFC ties. Players on the team celebrating their Hockey Fights Cancer Night will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys and use lavender stick tape during warmups.
Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bell MTS Place when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday November 23rd.
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. 23rd in order to generate increased awareness for the cause.
JOIN THE FIGHT
Winnipeg Jets fans can support the cause at all five Winnipeg Jets home games throughout the month of November (Nov. 5, 8, 10, 12, 23) by purchasing mystery autographed pucks and mini sticks on the concourse. Additionally, $5-raffle tickets will be sold in-game as well as at all Jets Gear locations, and during six Manitoba Moose home games between Nov. 2 and Nov. 17 (Nov. 2, 3, 11, 13, 15, 17) for the chance to win a Jets warm-up worn/issued HFC jersey.
Raffle to win 1 of 8 Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Warm Up Issued Jerseys ($5 each)
Winnipeg Jets Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Mystery Pucks ($40)
Winnipeg Jets Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer Mini Sticks ($20)
Fans also have an opportunity to bid on a selection of one-of-a-kind pottery pieces painted by the Jets Wives and Girlfriends, autographed by the Jets player, through an in-game auction during the Nov 23rd game.
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.
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 CCMF pediatric clinical trials. CCMF funds 50 percent of the cost of clinical trials for children and teens with cancer, making leading-edge treatments available and accessible locally. Manitoba continues to have one of the highest participation rate of pediatric trials in the country, due in large part due to the significant donations CCMF directs to this effort year after year. All funds raised by CCMF, including through the Jets' HFC campaign, stay in our province to benefit patients and their families. Visit cancercarefdn.mb.ca for more information.