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Avs, NHL Team up to Fight Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night at Pepsi Center

Saturday, 10.25.2008 / 11:04 AM / Features
By Brendan McNicholas
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Avs, NHL Team up to Fight Cancer
The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, will host its Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night this evening against the Buffalo Sabres.

Special activities at the game will include:
-    Coaches and broadcasters wearing HFC ties.
-    Avalanche players' helmets featuring Hockey Fights Cancer decal.
-    Kroenke Sports Community Relations will be hosting 50 children and parents from Judi's
     House - an organization which provides grief counseling for children who have lost a parent
     or sibling.  Many of those in attendance at the game have a personal relationship with
     cancer.  The guests will be wearing commemorative t-shirts and seated together in a
     designated section.
-   Conoco Stick Kid will be a Children’s Hospital patient, 12-year-old Brendan Sanchez from
     Aurora, who has undergone chemotherapy for bone cancer and was a participant in the
     Avalanche Charity Brunch in 2007.
-    King Soopers check presentation to the American Cancer Society

Visit shop.nhl.com to find your official Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise.

In addition, throughout the month, the Pepsi Center "ties one on" with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on the front of the building. Pepsi Center was also the host site for the Race for the Cure on October 5 --- over 63,000 people attended this event and the Komen Foundation is still taking "Sleep in for the Cure" registrations as Denver tries to become the largest RFC in the country. Altitude Authentics is selling the official Hockey Fights Cancer men's ties, ladies scarves and ball caps.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer agencies. Altitude Authentics is also selling pink hockey pucks with proceeds benefitting the Komen Foundation - Denver affiliate.

Kroenke Sports’ Fan Development Department hosted a "Break the Ice" skating clinic for approximately 30 pediatric cancer patients from The Children's Hospital on Wednesday, October 22 at Pepsi Center. Be sure to check out a video piece and a photo gallery from this event.

In addition, Avalanche Captain Joe Sakic signed the Reflections 2008 book which is being auctioned online at nhl.com.  Proceeds benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.
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