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Penguins to Hold 'Hockey Fights Cancer' Awareness Night Tuesday

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold “Hockey Fights Cancer” Awareness Night Tuesday, Oct. 20, when the Pens take on the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. at Mellon Arena. It is part of a month-long program to promote and raise money for the NHL’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative.

Four cancer patients and their families from the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and the Lemieux Family Center will attend the game as special guests in Sidney Crosby’s charity suite.

UPMC Cancer Centers will have a display table on the concourse offering fans the opportunity to make donations and become eligible to win autographed Penguins memorabilia. All proceeds will benefit the UPMC Cancer Centers Patient Assistance Fund.

Wives and girlfriends of Penguins coaches and players will be wearing HFC commemorative scarves and will pass out cancer awareness pins and pink carnations at Gates 1, 3 and 10.

UPMC Cancer Centers also will sponsor a special “Hockey Fights Cancer” rally towel, which will be distributed to all fans attending the game.

Other elements of the special night will include:

•    Penguins coaches and team broadcasters wearing HFC ties
•    Penguins players wearing HFC decals on their helmets (throughout the month of October)
•    Penguins staff wearing commemorative pins, ties and scarves
•    The Pens Patrol wearing HFC t-shirts and using the shirts in giveaway promotions for fans.
•    HFC brochures available at the Penguins Customer Service Booths
•    An American Cancer Society display table on the concourse to distribute cancer awareness information and take donations.

For more information on the league-wide “Hockey Fights Cancer” program, please visit

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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