The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold “Hockey Fights Cancer” Awareness Night Monday, Oct. 18, when the Pens take on the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. It is part of a month-long program to promote and raise money for the NHL’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative.
All fans in attendance will receive a white “Hockey Fights Cancer” t-shirt courtesy of UPMC Cancer Centers and the American Cancer Society. The Penguins encourage all fans who have been touched in any way by cancer to wear the t-shirt during the game to raise awareness for the cause.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will host several cancer survivors and their guests Monday night in partnership with UPMC Cancer Centers. One of the survivors will be featured during an in-game public service announcement with Penguins center Max Talbot and Dr. Stanley Marks, Medical Director for UPMC Cancer Centers.Sidney Crosby
will also host six young cancer patients in his charity suite in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh and Southern West Virginia.
Other elements of the special night will include:
- Penguins coaches and team broadcasters wearing Hockey Fights Cancer ties
- Penguins players wearing Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets (throughout the month of October)
- Penguins staff wearing commemorative pins and ties
For more information on the league-wide “Hockey Fights Cancer” program, please visit www.nhl.com
Fans can help support the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative by purchasing specially designed ties, apparel, Dream Capsules, or the NHL’s Best of the Decade-Reflections of Hockey's Past Ten Years photo book. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Hockey Fights Cancer program.