Hockey Fights Cancer
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.
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 through league and team initiatives.
Every October, teams throughout the NHL highlight the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, raising awareness and funds to assist in the ongoing fight against cancer.
In addition to wearing Hockey Fights Cancer helmet stickers throughout the month of October, the Ottawa Senators will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night this season on Oct. 23. Hockey Fights Cancer autographed and non-autographed merchandise will be available for sale including Hockey Fights Cancer hats and ties, along with Reflections on a Hockey Season photo books at the Gate 1 and 2 entrances of Scotiabank Place, with all proceeds from the sale going to support Hockey Fights Cancer.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens off the Ice" campaign, the league's longstanding tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.