FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Thursday, Nov. 21 against the Winnipeg Jets.
The 2019-20 season marks the 21st 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 $25 million to cancer organizations throughout North America.
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 used during warmups by Dallas Stars players. Proceeds collected from the auction and the Dallas Stars Foundation 50/50 Raffle presented by Jim Ross Law Group on Thursday night will benefit the American Cancer Society.
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Emily Nelson will participate in the ceremonial puck drop prior to Thursday's game. Emily's brother, Brody, dropped the puck at last season's Hockey Fights Cancer Night and passed away this year following his courageous battle against cancer. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of nine, Brody started LEGOs for Little Warriors -- collecting and donating thousands of LEGO kits to other children in the hospital. In his honor, Emily continues to collect donations for LEGOs for Little Warriors with the help of Stars defenseman John Klingberg .
Fans will be given the opportunity to create "I'm Fighting For" cards at the Foundation table outside Section 113, an acknowledgement that we are all connected to this disease, and we fight together. Fans are encouraged to write-in the person on the card who is significant to them and share on social media using the hashtag #StarsFightCancer.
Jerseys used in during warmup will be available for bidding online by visiting DallasStars.com/JerseyAuction. The Dallas Stars Foundation and select significant others of Dallas Stars players and personnel will be selling autographed player cards that will be available outside Section 113 for a $5 minimum donation to non-profit organizations partnering with the Dallas Stars.