Hockey Fights Cancer™

Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer – a joint initiative by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) – has raised more than $18 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities. Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.

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This NHL season, working with nonprofit partners at the American Cancer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Movember Foundation, the Hockey Fights Cancer™ initiative will support a better quality of life for patients, caregivers, and their families.

The Cause

The American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society share a vision for a world without cancer. Funds raised in partnership with Hockey Fights Cancer™ may enable these organizations to direct resources to support people affected by cancer, their families, and caregivers in the following ways:

Support Services

Vital programs, such as help lines with cancer information specialists, are designed to improve the quality of life and the emotional support needed for those affected by cancer, including patients, spouses, caregivers, parents, and their children.


Located across the U.S. and Canada, lodges provide cancer patients and caregivers with a welcoming, caring place to stay that supports their emotional and practical needs when traveling away from home for necessary treatment.


Transportation to and from appointments is a source of stress for many patients. The organizations provide cancer patients with access to transportation to treatment-related appointments, to help relieve this burden.

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