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Sharks Fight Cancer on Saturday

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks will host “Hockey Fights Cancer” Awareness Night on Sat., Oct. 10 when they host the Minnesota Wild. This league-wide charitable initiative, now in its 12th season, was founded by the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. The first program commences on October 9 and will include involvement from all 30 clubs, players, management and fans.

The Sharks will host members of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) (Palo Alto, CA) and Children’s Cancer Community (Sonoma, CA) during Saturday's game at HP Pavilion at San Jose. A special in-game auction featuring used sticks from members of the 2009-10 team will be held at the Sharks Foundation booth. Monies raised from the in-game auction will benefit LPCH. After the game, a select group of attendees will be invited downstairs to the Sharks locker room for a special meet and greet with the athletes.

Sharks coaches, broadcasters and hockey executives will be wearing commemorative “Hockey Fights Cancer” ties in conjunction with Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. Furthermore, all NHL Players will wear a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmets during all regular season games in October.

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. To date, more than $10.5 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

Fans can join hockey’s most important fight by logging on to or by visiting the Sharks Store to purchase commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer items. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.

For more information on Hockey Fights Cancer, visit

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