Penguins Host Hockey Against Cancer Awareness Night Nov. 15

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will host a Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Awareness Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15 when the Penguins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena. He is part of a league-wide program to raise awareness and funds for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

Penguins players will wear commemorative purple jerseys during pre-game warm-ups. This year, the chest of the shirt features a ribbon representing a particular type of cancer selected by the players themselves. Player warm-up shirts, locker room nameplates and more will be autographed and up for sale in an online auction November 15-21 at 12:00 p.m. Fans can bid by texting PensHFC on 76278 or visiting pensHFC.givesmart.com.

All proceeds from the Penguins’ Hockey Fights Cancer fundraiser will be donated to UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center and the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

All fans in attendance will receive a travel backpack and purple light filter presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. As part of the NHL’s “I Fight For” campaign, support cards will be available for fans in the lobby. Hockey Fights Cancer mystery pucks and “Pittsburgh is Stronger than Cancer” t-shirts will be sold throughout the contest.

There will be nine tables in the lobby with local cancer-related organizations including A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Cancer Bridges, ACS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, So Many Angels, Lending Hearts, PanCan & UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

For more information on the global Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, please visit the Penguins’ Hockey Fights Cancer webpage at https://www.nhl.com/penguins/community/hockey-fights-cancer.

Tickets for Tuesday’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night are still available and can be purchased at pittsburghpenguins.com.

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