Saturday Oct. 27, as fans gathered to watch the Predators challenge the Florida Panthers, fans and players alike gathered to raise awareness for another big challenge, cancer awareness. The 10th annual Hockey Fights Cancer campaign highlighted the night along with a Predators tightly contested victory. The crowd responded by proudly wearing shades of pink.
PHOTO GALLERY: HFC NIGHT
Hockey Fights Cancer Night included:
• The National Anthem was sung by Tracy Rode, the Greater Nashville Board President.
• Representatives from the Susan G. Komen Foundation along with the ZTA Nashville chapter hosted a table about prevention and awareness and also handed out ribbons to fans. St. Thomas health services also had an information table on the main concourse (www.sths.com/pink).
• JP Dumont invited kids with cancer and their families to the game to sit in his suite. He invited the kids down to the locker room post game to get autographs.
• During the second intermission a group of breast cancer survivors were recognized on the band stage.
• Ford offered a special edition breast cancer awareness black and pink “Warriors for the Cure” Mustang to display on the plaza in front of the Sommet Center.
• Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the players helmets along with coaches and commentators wearing special commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer pink ties. Predators ice girls also wore pink Predators jerseys while tending to their ice duties.