The Washington Capitals are taking part in the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month and are teaming with the league, FORTUNE 500® science and Leidos to raise awareness and educate fans and members of the hockey community about cancer in the month of November. They announced Thursday that they will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game on Nov. 14 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Washington’s players will sport lavender warm-up jerseys prior to the game and also use lavender stick tape. These will be autographed and auctioned off at washcaps.com/hfcauction on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. In addition to the gear, the team and Monumental Sports & Entertainment will also auction off Hockey Fights Cancer signed pucks, hats and more. All proceeds will benefit Flashes of Hope, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mid-Atlantic Region, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Capitals’ coaching staff and broadcasters will also support the cause with lavender apparel. All fans will also receive an “I Fight For” lavender rally towel for the game. They will be able to fill out who they are fighting for on the towel while at Capital One Arena. Leidos will also present a $40,000 check to Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation in support of Capitals Hockey Fights Cancer.
Washington will also host fans and individuals impacted by cancer in a suite. The team is also donating several tickets to cancer survivors, Make-A-Wish families and more Hockey Fights Cancer beneficiaries.
This fundraiser will end on Wednesday, No. 24 at 9 p.m. while the Capitals are facing the Montreal Canadiens.
The NHL and NHL Players’ Association founded the Hockey Fights Cancer league-wide initiative. The goal is to raise awareness for national and local organizations that work with cancer care and research.