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LA Kings Raise $40,000 at Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night

The LA Kings host another successful Hockey Fights Cancer Night, raising funds and awareness for cancer

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The LA Kings' annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer, took place on Saturday, November 3 at STAPLES Center. The Kings raised $40,000 for Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer, thanks to the generous support of fans.

The entire Kings family rallied together in a visible showing of support for individuals impacted by cancer and the organizations that serve them.

Notably, Kings players wore Hockey Fights Cancer lavender ties to the game (as did coaches, broadcasters and team staff) before changing into lavender warm-up jerseys.

Even the sky showed it's colors...

Tweet from @LAKings: Not bad for Hockey Night in Los Angeles 😍 pic.twitter.com/RGyxITSMIW

Tweet from @NHL: Together we fight. 💜💜💜 #HockeyFightsCancer pic.twitter.com/Pf4J4CncDL

Fans could don Hockey Fights Cancer gear themselves, as KingsFCancer t-shirts were sold at the TeamLA store throughout the game.

Tweet from @LAKings: Don't forget to stop by Team LA tonight to get all your Hockey Fights Cancer gear and help raise funds for Amgen's @BreakawayCancer 💜 pic.twitter.com/Y0xqi8rM2p

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: Luc and I fight for Bear Cottingham bearhugs327 pic.twitter.com/dBkvJ78GHF

In the arena, the dashboard logos were changed to lavender, the ice was lit up in that same shade of purple and fans were given placards to recognize their loved ones during a special in-game moment.

Proceeds from the game's 50/50 draw also benefitted Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer.

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: Luc and I fight for Bear Cottingham bearhugs327 pic.twitter.com/dBkvJ78GHF

Tweet from @JimFox19: #HockeyFightsCancer Night at @STAPLESCenter tonight! @LAKings vs Columbus...I fight for these amazingly strong young ladies! pic.twitter.com/UVEYXQxRzj

The team also recognized a special fan, Sergio Ramirez, as the Champion of the Game for his battle against cancer. Sergio has been in remission since 2013 after receiving life-saving Amgen Immune Therapy.

Tweet from @LAKings: Tonight, we got to celebrate Sergio Ramirez's fight against cancer and being cancer-free since 2013 💜@breakawaycancer pic.twitter.com/kXQnVnICtQ

Video: CBJ@LAK: Sergio Ramirez drops the first puck for HFC

As a result of the success of the team's Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer, the Kings will make a $10,000 donation to each of the following charities: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

Together, with your support, we hope we can put an end to this terrible disease.

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