Minnesota Wild Celebrates Hockey Night for Cancer Awareness
Saint Paul, Minnesota – The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that it will host Hockey Fights Cancer™ Awareness NightSubmitted by HealthPartners Cancer Care on Sunday, November 13When the team hosts the San Jose Sharks at 5 p.m. Cancer patients, survivors, and cancer charities will be featured throughout the game, and many in-game items will feature the Hockey Fights Cancer theme.
Fans attending the match on November 13 are encouraged to wear lavender to show their support. The night will be dedicated to supporting the fight against cancer in several ways:
• Special Hockey ticket package fights cancer Included Minnesota Wild / Hockey Fights Cancer Cancer Lavender Love Your Melon Storage Cover.
• The Minnesota Wild Split The Pot Raffle Hockey Fights Cancer Night will be the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Their main focus is to support the research of eminent scientists across the country whose ideas can make the most impact on children battling cancer. They also fund resources and programs that help children and families as they navigate the challenging experience of cancer treatment and survival. www.childrenscancer.org.
• Fans are invited to show who or what they are fighting for by filling out a Hockey Fights Cancer “I’m Fighting For” banner. Fans will be required to raise their banners within a specified period of time during the second period. “I’m fighting for” banners will be available at various locations throughout the arena.
• Signals are also available in wild.com. Download the Hockey Fights Cancer tag, fill in who or what cause of cancer you are fighting for, take a picture of you with your card and share it with us by tagging #MNWild And the #hockey_cancer On any social media platform.
• Brutal players will wear lavender jerseys to battle hockey cancer during practice on the ice. Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys worn by the team during snowboard warm-ups will be signed by the respective player and offered for bidding via the Minnesota Wild Foundation’s Handbid . auction platform Along with locker room nameplates and other memorabilia. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wild Foundation and Pinky Sawyer Foundation. The Pinky Swear Foundation’s mission is to help children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.
• The Minnesota Wild Foundation will host the sale of the HFC Mystery Puck. Mystery pucks will only be sold in-game at Section 104 from the time the gates open and while supplies are running out. A $30 Mystery Puck purchase guarantees a themed disc signed by a member of the 2022-23 Minnesota Wild, the puzzle is who you’ll get autographed! Proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and the Pinkie Sawyer Foundation.
• Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be available for purchase starting November 13 at The Hockey Lodge at Xcel Energy Center and at hockeylodge.com. Fans can also donate cash registers to A Breath of Hope at Hockey Lodge throughout November.
Eight-year-old Ben Dabur of Farmington, of MN, who is fighting his second battle with cancer since 2018, will be the game’s honorary flag bearer, five-time cancer survivor and former Minnesota Golden Gopher footballer, Casey O’Brien will make Let’s Play Hockey! Advertising.
The Wild will also be participating in the Movember campaign to help raise awareness in areas of men’s health such as mental health and cancer prevention. The Minnesota Wild Foundation is proud to support the team’s fundraising and has started the campaign with a donation of $5,000 to the team. The Wild is accepting donations for their Movember campaign, which will culminate on November 27 when they compete for the Arizona Coyotes at 1 p.m. For more information on the Movember campaign or to make a donation, please visit us.movember.com.
Each season, Minnesota Wild joins the NHL and National Hockey League Players Association for Hockey Fights Cancer™, an initiative to raise funds and awareness of hockey’s most important battle. To date, US and Canadian NHL charities, NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $30 million to support national and local cancer research organizations, children’s hospitals, player charities and local charities. For more information, visit nhl.com/HockeyFightsCancer.
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