The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will mark the 10th Anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer with a year-long celebration that commences in October with Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. The League-wide initiative will include numerous activities in October involving all 30 clubs, players, management and fans.
In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all NHL players will wear a pink Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmet during all regular-season games in October. A selection of helmets will be signed and auctioned on www.nhl.com.
“This October, players look forward to commemorating ten years of Hockey Fights Cancer by putting it at the forefront of our charitable initiatives,” said Devin Smith, NHLPA Director, Community Relations. “It’s encouraging to see the entire hockey community continue to be involved in a joint commitment to find a cure in hockey’s greatest fight.”
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by Players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9 million.