For the 13th consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Lightning will join the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) as they team up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Prostate Cancer Canada, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to join the fight against cancer as they host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Monday, October 18, when they take on the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m.
Lavender, which represents all cancers, returns as the designated color for this year’s initiative and will be worn by the hockey community throughout the entire month of October. To show its support, all members of the entire Lightning organization will wear lavender ribbons as a sign of unity in finding a cure to end cancer.
Individuals are encouraged to arrive early, as the first 2,500 Lightning fans who enter the arena will receive a Steven Stamkos trading card sheet. There will also be a number of events on the West Plaza including live music, kids activities and more.
Cancer survivors’ stories will be displayed on Lightning Vision once the action starts, and the Lightning Foundation, in conjunction with Hockey Fights Cancer, will present two honorary organizations with a charitable donation at each intermission, including $10,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Center and its Witness Project of Tampa Bay to fight against breast cancer as well as $8,115 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A public service announcement will also be shown inside the bowl encouraging all those in attendance to support the cause and to join in the fight against cancer.
Fans may donate to the cause by purchasing tickets to tonight’s game or $15 concert tickets to the Carrie Underwood show on October 25 by calling 813-301-6755. A portion of the proceeds generated from ticket sales will benefitthe Lightning Foundation.