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.

Hockey Fights Cancer ties, bracelets, hats and more can be purchased year-round at the HFC Shop.

For the first time ever, fans across North America can donate online to Hockey Fights Cancer. Fans can also download “I Fight For” signs, write in the name of a loved one and tag pictures of themselves using the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.

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Founded in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $16 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 agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Prostate Cancer Canada

Develops, offers and funds innovative programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

ZERO - The End of 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 Network

The national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. We have a vision to double survival for pancreatic cancer by 2020 by intensifying our proven efforts to combat the disease.



Is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. They achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Sign up at

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