Hockey Fights Cancer
ZERO Partners With NHL for Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month
Free PSA Screenings and Prostate Cancer Awareness Activities to be Held at Select Games Throughout the NHL Season
Washington, DC – The National Hockey League® (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) have again partnered with ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer for Hockey Fights Cancer, an initiative focused on raising funds and awareness for cancers in the month of October.
"We're honored to work with the NHL and commend the league and its teams for being leaders in the fight to end prostate cancer," said Skip Lockwood, ZERO’s CEO. "Support from Hockey Fights Cancer allows us to test more than 500 men for prostate cancer and fund research that will lead us to the cure.”
The donation to ZERO will help fund The Drive Against Prostate Cancer, which offers free PSA testing to men across America, as well as fund prostate cancer education and research programs in cities with high-risk populations. ZERO will also be providing free testing and educational activities at select NHL team home games during the season.
New this season, ZERO is partnering with Millennium Pharmaceuticals and the Boston Bruins on Patients' Assists, a season-long campaign where ZERO will receive a $100 donation for every assist the Bruins rack up.
"With the support of our teams, players, charitable partners and fans, we are honored to continue hockey's most important fight during Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month," said Kenneth Martin, Jr., NHL Vice President of Community Affairs. "Throughout October and the entire season, the hockey family will continue its commitment to raising funds to support cancer awareness and research and will remain devoted to helping find a cure for cancer."
The NHL® and the NHLPA will distribute more than $200,000 in grants to ZERO, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, as well as local cancer charities in all 30 NHL markets. For the 14th straight year, the NHL and the NHLPA will mobilize the entire hockey community in hopes of exceeding the $1.1 million raised and donated as part of last year's efforts.
About Hockey Fights Cancer™
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 $11 million.
Please Donate to End Prostate Cancer!
Your contribution could be the one that makes the critical difference in the fight to end prostate cancer.
Every dollar you give to ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer goes toward our efforts to provide comprehensive treatment information to patients, educate those at risk and conduct more testing than ever before. Your support also helps us in our fight to increase research funds by the federal government to find new treatments and to discover a better test for the disease.
No other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs—85 cents of every dollar you give goes back into local communities across the U.S. Your contribution will be put to good use.
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