The Detroit Red Wings, through the team's Hockeytown Cares platform, have once again joined forces with the American Cancer Society to host Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Comerica Bank, on Friday, Nov. 8. Red Wings fans attending the game at Little Caesars Arena against the Boston Bruins are encouraged to wear lavender to help support cancer awareness.
More than 100 cancer patients, survivors, caretakers and Road to Recovery volunteers will experience the game from the Michigan First Gondola and be provided a VIP experience as guests of the Red Wings.
On Friday inside the Via concourse near the Little Caesars Arena Team Store, a "Road to Recovery" table will be available for potential American Cancer Society volunteers to register, and for attendees to ask questions about programs and services.
Fans in attendance will be able to participate in the cancer awareness initiative by picking up an "I Fight For" sign, and writing the name of someone they know affected by the disease on the sign as a show of support.
Fans can support the American Cancer Society through the purchase of player-autographed Mystery Pucks and 50/50 Charity Raffle tickets, presented by Michigan First Credit Union. One gold-signed puck will be included in the mystery draw to give one lucky fan a postgame meet and greet opportunity with Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha. Each puck is available for $40 and features the autograph of a current Red Wings player.
Comerica Bank will match donations from the Mystery Puck Draw up to $10,000.
Each winner of the 50/50 raffle receives 50 percent of the jackpot, with the remaining proceeds benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League and the American Cancer Society. Proceeds from fundraising efforts will provide transportation to and from treatment for metro Detroit cancer patients. On average, each $10 donation provides one ride for a cancer patient to reach vital services.
Red Wings players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer lavender jerseys and use lavender-taped hockey sticks during pregame warm-ups on Friday. The jerseys and sticks will then be auctioned at www.DetroitRedWings.com/Auction, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. The online auction will run through Friday, Nov. 15, while fans can also text HFC to 52182 to bid on the jerseys and sticks.
Fans are encouraged to join the conversation in support of cancer awareness by sharing photos from Hockey Fights Cancer Night via the Red Wings' Facebook (facebook.com/detroitredwings), Instagram (@DetroitRedWings and @HockeytownCares) or Twitter (@DetroitRedWings) channels, using the official hashtags #HockeytownCares, #HockeyFightsCancer, #WingsFightCancer and #MyHockeytown. Fans can also share their story on Snapchat (@OfficialDRW) with the special lavender-themed Hockey Fights Cancer filter.
Red Wings season ticket holders that are not able to attend Friday's game are encouraged to donate their tickets to the American Cancer Society for additional patients, survivors and caregivers to attend. A limited number of tickets are available for Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Fans can purchase individual game tickets at the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY Box Office, online at www.DetroitRedWings.com or by calling the Red Wings Ticket Sales & Service Office at 313-471-7575.