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Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

The 2007-08 season marks the 10th Anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer. The NHL and NHLPA will commemorate this milestone with League and team programming throughout the season to help increase funds and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer.

The first program, Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month, commenced October 4 and will include involvement from all 30 Clubs, players, management and fans.

Throughout the month of October, each NHL Club will host a Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night to help raise money and awareness for this important cause. San Jose will host two nights: Thursday, October 18 against Detroit and Saturday, October 20 against Nashville.

During those games, the following initiatives will occur:

Pink Hockey Fights Cancer Decals on Helmets – In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all players will wear a pink Hockey Fights Cancer decal on the back left area of their helmet during all regular-season games in the month of October. 


Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative by the NHL and the NHLPA to raise money and awareness of hockey's most important fight.
Pink Hockey Fights Cancer Ties – Members of the hockey family will wear commemorative pink Hockey Fights Cancer ties at regular-season games in October. NHL coaches will wear ties at team HFC Awareness nights. The ties will be on-sale at with a portion of the proceeds benefiting HFC.


REFLECTIONS on a Hockey Season Photo Book – The NHL and the NHLPA, together with Getty Images and Greystone Books, have published Reflections on a Hockey Season: The 2007 NHL Year in Photographs. The first of an annual visual celebration, the book chronicles the highlights and candid, behind-the-scenes images from the 2006-07 NHL season. Dedications from Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Saku Koivu, Phil Kessel and Paul Stewart are included, and a portion of the proceeds benefit HFC. The book will be available on, in team stores October 1 and in retail stores October 22. Copies autographed by team captains will be auctioned on in mid-October. 


HFC Pink Ladies Cap Created by New EraHFC team-specific pink caps will be on-sale at and select team stores with a portion of the proceeds benefiting HFC.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint 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, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9 million.

To find out more about Hockey Fights Cancer Month and the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program, click here.

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