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'Hockey Fights Cancer' Returns to STAPLES Center

As the Kings host the Coyotes, they hope to raise funds and awareness for all those impacted by cancer

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings' annual Hockey Fight Cancer™ Night, presented by Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer®, takes place tomorrow at STAPLES Center as the Kings host the Arizona Coyotes at 1 p.m. 

Hockey Fights Cancer™ was founded by the NHL and NHL Players' Association in 1998 to raise funds and awareness for all those impacted by cancer.  

The Kings will fulfill the wish of Jacob Brown from Make-A-Wish Foundation to practice with the team and meet Drew Doughty. Jacob, 12, is currently battling Leukemia.

He will enjoy a two-part wish experience beginning today at Toyota Sports Performance Center and ending tomorrow at STAPLES Center for the game. 

Siblings Kalea and Noah Avery will be honored as the Hero of the Game. The 7 and 5-year old sister and brother were diagnosed with Medulloblastoma two weeks apart in 2018.

Kids impacted by cancer will participate in special Kings experiences throughout the game, including: Honorary Ice Crew, Bench Buddies, Kid DJ, Guest Announcer and more as part of the new LA Kings Kids' Games series.

Fans can bid on lavender warm-up worn jerseys and sticks, benefiting Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer, exclusively available through the Kings game-night mobile auction.

Plus, Team LA will sell Hockey Fights Cancer branded merchandise to benefit Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer indipendent non-profit partners.

Kings players, coaches, staff and broadcasters will wear lavender ties, the official color of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Kings staff, Ice Crew and Bailey will also be dressed for the occasion in special lavender gear.

50/50 Raffle Tickets proceeds will benefit Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer, plus te Kings will donate $500 to Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer for each goal scored at home by the Kings during the month of November.

To date, the Kings have scored 15 goals at home, for a total donation of $7,500.  

Fans will be encouraged to fill in the name of a loved one and hold up their placard during Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer placard moment. 

All partner dasherboards will be made lavender to raise awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer.

Learn more about Kings partners doing great work in cancer research and patient care by visiting their informational booths on the main concourse.

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