Thursday, October 21, 2010

October is Hockey Fights Cancer month in the NHL



Information from the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer website:

Hockey Fights Cancer is a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens off the Ice" campaign, the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. It is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.
To date, more than $11 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, Children's Hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations.

US residents can text "HFC" to 90999 to make a $5 donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


 
Last night was Hockey Fights Cancer night for the Blackhawks. Alec Kubica was the honorary puck drop person for this game. He is 17 and fighting a form of cancer called neuroblastoma.




The Blackhawks Better Halves sold pucks for $30; they were signed by a "mystery players" - each was wrapped with paper so it was a surprise who you received - with proceeds going for the Vera Bradley Foundation. I bought one, which you see above - mine is signed by Corey Crawford (#50, backup goaltender).

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