The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrated #HockeyFightsCancer month with their awareness game on November 5th in partnership with MLSE Foundation and Camp Trillium.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night - November 5, 2016
The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Fights Cancer program in 2016 included a wide variety of elements aimed at raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer! From October 24 - November 18, the team will raise awareness online through social media and all players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals during games.
On the Maple Leafs awareness night on November 5th, the MLSE Foundation donated $300,000 to Camp Trillium for children with cancer as well as invite campers down to the morning skate.
The Maple Leafs raised money through the 50/50 draw, in-arena silent auctions, merchandise sales at the Team Store powered by Real Sports Apparel as well as mystery puck sales with the help of Maple Leafs friends and family. The night also featured lavender rinkboards surrounding the ice and several other in-game events promoting the cause!
What Is Hockey Fights Cancer?
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is supported by the National Hockey League Foundation, the NHL Foundation, players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer programs of the National Hockey League Foundation (in the US) and the NHL Foundation (in Canada), along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 million to support the cancer programs of national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local charities. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.
Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. They work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life. Throughout the year, Camp Trillium offers over 54 different programs each year, all at no cost to their campers. These programs include week-long (or longer) traditional summer programs, to weekend camps in the spring and fall, community based programs and those based out of the various children's cancer clinics across the province of Ontario. Over the past four years, through the MLSE Team Up Challenge, the Maple Leafs have raised over $1 Million for Camp Trillium!