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Friday is Hockey Fights Cancer Night at JLA

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings join the National Hockey League in support of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month by hosting the club’s annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Friday, Oct. 30, when the Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m., at Joe Louis Arena (FOX Sports Detroit Plus & 97.1 The Ticket). Red Wings fans attending Friday’s game are encouraged to wear purple to help support cancer awareness.

All 30 NHL teams will host a Hockey Fights Cancer Night. The event is part of the annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative founded by the NHL and NHLPA in December 1998 to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. To date, more than $15 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.

Red Wings fans are encouraged to be a part of the special night by taking advantage of a Hockey Fights Cancer Night ticket offer with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Detroit. Upper-level seats are on sale for Hockey Fights Cancer Night for $47 can be purchased by visiting www.DetroitRedWings.com/hockeyfightscancer and entering the promo code “PURPLE.”

Additional Hockey Fights Cancer Activities
• Red Wings will hold a bone marrow registration drive done in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS on the concourse. By doing a quick cheek swab, fans will have the opportunity to be added to the Be The Match Registry®.
• Every Red Wings player will use lavender hockey tape on their stick during pregame warm-ups that will then be auctioned off on Auctions.NHL.com to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Detroit. The auction will run from Monday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 12.
• The Red Wings will host 20 cancer patients and survivors representing 20 different types of cancer in a suite for Friday’s game.
• Captain Henrik Zetterberg will welcome pediatric cancer patients at Mott Children's Hospital along with their families in the Zetterberg Foundation Suite.
• Earlier in the day, the Red Wings will host local cancer patients and survivors along with their guests at the team’s morning skate practice.
• The Budd Lynch Veterans Suite will host military members who are cancer patients and survivors, plus a guest.
• A portion of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation’s 50/50 raffle on Friday will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
• The Red Wings coaching staff and FOX Sports Detroit broadcast personalities will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer purple ties and lapel pins during Friday’s game.
• Fans in attendance on Friday can purchase exclusive Red Wings Hockey Fights Cancer themed merchandise on the concourse of Joe Louis Arena with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Hockey Fights Cancer. Fans unable to attend the game can also purchase select Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (1845 E. Big Beaver Rd.) or at http://shop.nhl.com/Detroit_Red_Wings_Hockey_Fights_Cancer.
• A majority of the game-day experiences, including Zamboni rides, pregame penalty box visits and in-game contests, will feature cancer patients and survivors who are attending the game.
• Fans are encouraged to join the conversation in support of cancer awareness by visiting www.HockeyFightsCancer.com to download and share a personalized “I Fight For” sign and post using the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.

About Hockey Fights Cancer™
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League® and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $15 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a component of The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League’s and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s social responsibility program that builds on hockey’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world. For more information about Hockey Fights Cancer, please go to hockeyfightscancer.com.

About The National Hockey League Foundation:
The National Hockey League Foundation is a US private foundation located at 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036 that is exempt from Federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. A copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the National Hockey League Foundation or from the Office of the New York Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The NHL Foundation is a Canadian federally registered charity with an address at 1800 McGill College Avenue, Suite 2600, Montreal, QC, H3A 3J6. Its registration number is 889862041RR0001.

NHL and NHL Shield are registered trademarks and Hockey Fights Cancer name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

About The Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com.

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