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