Hockey Fights Cancer was founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). Since its inception, the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative has resulted in donations of more than $20 million to support the cancer programs of local and national cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities.
Over the years, cancer has impacted the hockey family, as members of its own community have been touched by the disease. The NHL and NHLPA honour those we have lost and continue to celebrate and support survivors through Hockey Fights Cancer.
Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Together, we look to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through, and moving past cancer. Hockey Fights Cancer is working with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Movember Foundation to support a better quality of life for patients, caregivers and their families.
Our SEMI Hockey PeeWee A1 team will wear special “Hockey Fights Cancer” helmet stickers and lavender hockey tape for their game on November 29 vs South Delta. South Delta is honoured and excited to be included in the team’s efforts.