The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate #HockeyFightsCancer month with an awareness game on November 25th in partnership with MLSE Foundation and Camp Trillium.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night - November 25, 2017
The 2017 Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Fights Cancer game will feature a number of elements aimed at raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. For the month of November, the team will raise awareness online through social media, and all players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals during games.
On November 25th, the MLSE Foundation will donate funds to Camp Trillium for children with cancer and invite 50 children and parents to the game, courtesy of Ford. They will also raise money through the 50/50 draw, in-arena silent auctions, and mystery puck sales with the help of Maple Leafs friends and family.
That night, the arena will be transformed to feature lavender rink boards and there will be some interactive elements for fans to promote the cause. See you November 25th!
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!