The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is pleased to announce the final total of funds raised during the team’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign was $170,962. This total will be donated in its entirety to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
The money raised will be specifically used to support CancerCare’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.
The funds were raised through a variety of fundraising initiatives including:
- Raffle Tickets
- Hockey Fights Cancer Mini Sticks
- Hockey Fights Cancer Pucks
- “I Fight for” Signs
- Fan Donations
- Online Auction Items: Lavendar-taped sticks, custom-made player autographed plates, Michael Hutchinson Hockey Fights Cancer goalie mask, Ondrej Pavelec Hockey Fights Cancer goalie mask, Dustin Byfuglien Hockey Fights Cancer purple skates, complete team lavender warm-up jerseys
- 50/50 Proceeds from the game on November 7th
- Andrew Peller Limited Donation
- Retail (proceeds from HFC merchandise sales)
Hockey Fights CancerTM is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League® and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a component of The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League’s and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s social responsibility program that builds on hockey’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.