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Hockey Fights Cancer - October 2009

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Each October, the Pittsburgh Penguins participate in Hockey Fights Cancer, a league-wide initiative which raises money to support national and local cancer research institutions, Children’s Hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

The Penguins promote Hockey Fights Cancer at October games through in-game announcements, information available about cancer awareness and ways for fans to donate to the NHL’s program.  Penguins’ players also wear special Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets in support .

During the team’s special Hockey Fights Cancer game night on October 20 (tickets), the emphasis will be amped up to a new level as every facet of the organization lends a hand.  The Penguins Wives Association show their support by wearing Hockey Fights Cancer scarves as wives and girlfriends from players, coaches and hockey management pass out flowers and special lapel pins to fans entering Mellon Arena.  Network broadcasters and Pittsburgh Penguins coaches, management and staff are readily identifiable as they don distinctive Hockey Fights Cancer ties or scarves and NHL Hockey Fights Cancer pins.

In addition, special Public Service Announcements provided by the National Hockey League and the American Cancer Society will air on the JumboTron promoting cancer awareness.

Fans can help support the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative by purchasing specially designed ties, scarves, or hats linked below.  A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Hockey Fights Cancer organization.

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