Launched during the 2013-14 season, the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily is an initiative of the Nashville Predators Foundation and two of the team's icons, goaltender Pekka Rinne and former captain Shea Weber.
The 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily works with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Additionally, the initiative coordinates with the team to host a series of opportunities that enable the hospital's young patrons and their families to get a special dose of the Smashville hockey experience.
The 365 Fund was born from a desire of Rinne and Weber to make an impact in the Middle Tennessee community. Both professional athletes, and historically two of the most recognizable faces of the team, Weber noted that he and Rinne, "were in a unique situation where we could help, and were thankful to brighten up the lives of kids going through some of their toughest days."
The 365 Fund has two suites, funded by Rinne and Weber, which host special guests from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and their families at Predators home games throughout the season.
This family-friendly night out is a rare treat for most of the young visitors, many of which cannot handle the otherwise hustle and bustle of the crowded arena. Different opportunities to interact with the team, such as locker room meet and greets, further enhance this experience. Seasonal hospital visits by the team, and various fundraisers conducted by the Nashville Predators Foundation, serve to bolster the spirit and resources of the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily.
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Benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund Presented by Twice Daily
For a $96 donation to the 365 Fund you will receive:
Personalized hockey puck in Pete & Terry's Tavern for one year
The biggest night of the year for the program is always Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
For the 2018-19 season, the Preds' Hockey Fights Cancer nights are Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, and Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Hockey Fights Cancer is a League-wide initiative of the NHL, one that has a special place in the mission of the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily. The twice-annual occurrence provides an opportunity to bring special guests from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to Bridgestone Arena and to let the young hockey fans have an extra-special, one-of-a-kind experience with the Nashville Predators.
Donate to join in the fight to stop pediatric cancer through the special mission of the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily and Nashville Predators Foundation.