Again this year, The NHLOA is proud to be alongside the NHL and the NHLPA and many others groups in the hockey community to support the battle for cancer with the Hockey Fights Cancer™ initiative. For the next few weeks (October the 23rd to November 13th), all members of the NHLOA will wear a lavender decal on the bottom right side of their helmets during all the games to promote the awareness of cancer. Cancer has affected many current and past NHLOA members and their families. Join us in this battle by donating today at www.nhl.com/hockeyfightscancer/donate-now.html
Together we stand to fight the battle!
Make sure to check out some of the NHLOA officials moustaches for the month of November as they promote The MOVEMBER Foundation **see text below. On a normal night, officials have to be clean shaven but for the month of November the NHLOA members will make exception by growing their best moustaches ''ala McCreary'' Who will have the best one?
(From NHL.com website):
Hockey Fights Cancer awareness campaign
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is supported by the National Hockey League Foundation, the NHL Foundation, players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer programs of the National Hockey League Foundation (in the US) and the NHL Foundation (in Canada), along with NHL supporters and fans, have donated more than $16 million to support the cancer programs of national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local charities.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER CHARITABLE PARTNERS
• Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is one of the leading funders of innovative research into better cures for childhood cancers. ALSF also offers programs to support childhood cancer families, including a Travel for Care program. The organization was founded by Alexandra Scott, who raised $1 million by hosting lemonade stands and inspiring others to do the same, before passing away at age 8 from cancer. ALSF carries forward her "one cup at a time" approach to fighting childhood cancer.
Learn more about Alex’s Lemonade Foundation (ALSF):
• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
• The Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. They achieve this with their annual Movember campaign in November, recognized for its fun and innovative approach to raising money for prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Sign up at Movember.com to participate or donate.
Learn more about The Movember Foundation:
• The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is rewriting the book on how to fight a deadly disease, using a results-oriented, comprehensive strategy of funding and advancing private research, advocating for increased federal research funding, providing critical services to patients and raising awareness nationwide. Today we are working with heightened urgency to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Learn more about The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network:
• St.Jude Children Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. St. Jude has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate to more than 80 percent, but we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Learn more about The St.Jude Children Research Hospital:
Join the hockey community in their most important fight by donation generously.