Hockey Fights Cancer began in 1998. It was started by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Throughout the NHL, teams host one of these games in October, coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players, teams and fans raise money through auctions of autographed items and memorabilia including game worn jerseys.
Tonight Dave and I used my dad’s season tickets for The New Jersey Devils and brought the boys to the game against the Vancouver Canucks. The Devils organization honored several cancer survivors, bringing them onto the ice to be acknowledged by all of the fans. There were auctions and raffles throughout the evening. We didn’t win anything but the lady in front of us bought several “mystery pucks” and wound up with two if the same. She gave one of then to Drew, which made his night!