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Sharks Fight Cancer Tuesday Night

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night at HP Pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 19 when they face the Carolina Hurricanes. For this season’s month-long initiative, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association have partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Prostate Cancer Canada, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to raise funds and awareness for this important cause.

The Sharks will host members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of San Jose during Tuesday night’s game at HP Pavilion. A special in-game auction will be held at the Sharks Foundation Booth located on the concourse level outside section 124. Autographed Sharks items and a Zamboni ride will be up for auction through the middle of the second intermission. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 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 players.

During Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month, Sharks coaching staff, broadcasters and team personnel will be wearing commemorative lavender ties featuring a custom woven Hockey Fights Cancer label. In addition to the ties, all NHL players will wear a Hockey Fights Cancer decal on their helmets.

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.

Fans can also text to donate $5 to the Hockey Fights Cancer/ Leukemia and Lymphoma mobile campaign. U.S. residents can text HFC to 90999 to make a donation to The Leukemia and & Lymphoma Society. A one-time charge of $5 will be added to the donor's mobile phone bill. Message and data rates may apply.

About Hockey Fights Cancer™
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 $11 million. Hockey Fights Cancer™ is 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.

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