MONTREAL – As part of the program Hockey to beat cancer As members of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), the Montreal Canadiens continue their commitment to the fight against cancer through various fundraising and awareness initiatives and recognitions to highlight the courage of those affected by cancer are or are recovering from this disease. This long-standing NHL program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
EVENING Ice hockey to beat cancer
On Sunday, November 12th, the Montreal Canadiens will dedicate their match against the Vancouver Canucks to the children who are members Leukan, an association that has been committed to supporting families of children with cancer for more than 45 years. Thanks to the generosity of the companies that own corporate boxes, nearly 80 children accompanied by their parents and siblings will have the opportunity to attend the game and experience an unforgettable evening at the Bell Center.
The youth and their families begin the evening with a festive welcome gathering accompanied by the spouses of the Canadiens players. Afterwards, some of them have the opportunity to take part in various unique activities such as: B. watching the warm-up from the players’ bench, announcing the starting lineup for the game in the locker room and taking their place next to the Canadians and Canucks on the ice during the national anthem or doing laps on the snow groomer. The more talkative will have the opportunity to join Pierre Houde or Martin McGuire and Dany Dubé on the airwaves of the Canadiens’ game broadcast partners. Finally, at the end of the confrontation, a surprise awaits the young people at the end of this memorable evening.
To support Leucan’s programs, an online auction beginning Nov. 10 will offer a variety of items, including signed players’ bats decorated with lavender ribbon or a pair of tickets to the Dec. 10 game, accompanied by a post-game meeting with Cole Caufield . Anyone who would like to secure these unique prizes can bid until Tuesday, November 14th, 7 p.m cancer.encanpro.ca. All profits generated from these auctions will be donated to Leucan to help families of children who have just been diagnosed with cancer.
MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Canadian Hockey Club’s commitment to the fight against cancer also focuses on activities involving various members of the organization. Recently, Josh Anderson, Michael Pezzetta, Alex Newhook, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and his partner Frédérike met with around twenty young people from Leucan and their families for an afternoon of bowling.
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