The 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Fights Cancer game was held on November 30th in partnership with the Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre. For the month of November, the team raised awareness on social media and featured players, alumni and MLSE staff showing support for the initiative.
On November 30th, players wore Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals, lavender warm-up jerseys and used lavender tape on their sticks which were auctioned off during the game. All funds raised through the auction and 50/50 ticket sales were donated to Camp Trillium. 11-year-old camper Khanya Solano was honoured in a pre-game ceremony and given the opportunity to ring a bell at center ice to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy. 50 children from Camp Trillium were also invited to attend the game, courtesy of Ford, and were given a behind-the-scenes experience.
That night, Scotiabank Arena was transformed to feature lavender rink boards, lavender Scotiabank Arena lighting and interactive elements for fans to promote the cause.
The Leafs would like to thank all those who showed their support and joined our fight against cancer.