FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars, with support from Cigna, will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Friday, Nov. 23 against the Ottawa Senators.
The 2018-19 season marks the 20th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer, the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association joint charitable initiative dedicated to raising awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has donated over $20 million to cancer organizations throughout North America.
In honor of the anniversary, players from the Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators will participate in a special salute on the blueline prior to the start of the game.
As a part of the league-wide initiative, all members of the Dallas Stars coaching staff will wear Hockey Fights Cancer ties on the bench during the game and Dallas Stars players will wear lavender jerseys during warmups and use lavender stick tape. The Dallas Stars Foundation will be raising money by auctioning off the jerseys and sticks used during warmups by Dallas Stars players. Proceeds collected from the auction and the Moxie's 50/50 Raffle on Friday night will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Fans will be given the opportunity to create "I'm Fighting For" cards, an acknowledgement that we are all connected to this disease, and we fight together. As a tribute to those battling cancer, seats at American Airlines Center will have a blank card with the slogan. Fans in attendance will be encouraged to write-in the person on the card who is significant to them and will be used during an in-game tribute.
Jerseys and sticks used in during warmup will be available for bidding online by visiting auctions.nhl.com. The Dallas Stars Foundation will be selling autographed player cards that will be available outside Section 101 for a $5 minimum donation to non-profit organizations partnering with the Dallas Stars.