Hockey Fights Cancer
Hockey Fights Cancer is a charitable initiative of the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight.
Each October, Hockey Fights Cancer logos pop up on player helmets, arena ice and boards, and on special lavender ties worn by coaches to commemorate Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. The initiative is supported by online auctions, local tournaments, 50/50 raffles, ticket donations to local children’s hospitals and cancer-affiliated programs, fundraising runs and walks and more.
If you can't wait for October, Hockey Fights Cancer ties, bracelets, hats and more can be purchased year-round at Shop.NHL.com.
Founded in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $13 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Associations, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners and fans support the initiative across North America.
Hockey Fights Cancer Charitable Partners
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The LLS Mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, is a national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the prostate cancer community, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families. ZERO's premier programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, the largest men's health event series in America.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Networkis the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for the direct, private funding of research—and advocates for more aggressive federal research efforts to discover medical breakthroughs leading to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces during the month of November across the globe. Once registered on Movember.com men use their Mo's to raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues.