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Capitals Host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 18

Tuesday, 10.14.2008 / 4:43 PM / News
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Capitals Host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 18
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Washington Capitals will host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. The Caps will start the evening with a practice jersey silent auction at the Community Relations table located on the main concourse behind section 104. Fans can begin to bid on these player-worn practice jerseys when doors open at 6 p.m. These limited edition Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys are adorned with pink names and numbers and are signed by their respective players. The front of the jersey features a pink ribbon. Ten jerseys will be available to bid on, including NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin, captain Chris Clark and former Hart Trophy winner Sergei Fedorov. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Capitals have raised nearly $10,000 for the organization through the jerseys auctioned off at the games on Oct. 11 and 13.

Before the puck drops the Capitals will honor season-ticket holders that have battled, beaten, helped treat or been personally touched by breast cancer in an on-ice ceremony. The participants will wear pink t-shirts with the Caps logo on the front and the Hockey Fights Cancer logo on the back. Capitals players Matt Bradley and Shaone Morrisonn, who both lost their mothers to cancer, will participate in the ceremony.

Caps coaches, front office staff and broadcasters will also show their support by wearing commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer ties and scarves. The players’ helmets will feature a Hockey Fights Cancer decal – lavender in color, representing all forms of cancer – on the back of their helmet during the game and throughout October, the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will have an informational table located on the main concourse behind section 113. Fans are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the organization and find out what they can do to help join the fight against breast cancer.

Commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer ties, ladies’ scarves, men’s and ladies’ caps and the book Reflections 2008—The NHL Hockey Year in Photographs will be on sale at shop.nhl.com, NHL team stores and the NHL Powered by Reebok store in New York City. In addition, there will be an online auction of autographed and other Hockey Fights Cancer memorabilia. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Fans are also encouraged to join the fight by calling 800-540-6500 or by logging onto hockeyfightscancer.com.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $10 million.

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