Hockey Fights Cancer in October

Once again the National Hockey League is teaming up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for The Hockey Fights Cancer/LLS campaign to raise money and awareness to fight childhood leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. The money raised through the campaign will go towards funding an LLS portfolio of pediatric cancer research grants.

The Hockey Fights Cancer/LLS campaign will also include Public Service Announcements featuring NHL® players, and a mobile phone text-to-donate campaign promoted during hockey games throughout the U.S. and Canada. The campaign gives LLS chapters across North America the opportunity to leverage and strengthen relationships with their local NHL teams. Together they will host special events at NHL arenas to raise awareness and funds to support the initiative.

"LLS is extremely grateful to the NHL and its players for committing to this initiative for another season," said LLS President and CEO John Walter. "These funds will go a long way to help researchers who are working hard to beat childhood cancer."

You can to Support Hockey Fights Cancer through these channels:

-- In the US, text HFC to 90999 to donate $5 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T .

-- If calling from Canada, text HFC to 45678 to donate $5.

A one-time charge of $5 CDN will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Under 16, must seek permission from bill payer or have parental approval. Visit www.mobilegiving.ca for complete terms. Sponsor: LLS

Donate online to Hockey Fights Cancer at www.hockeyfightscancer.llsevent.org .

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative 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 $12 million. Hockey Fights Cancer is a component ofThe Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice®, the National Hockey League's and National Hockey League Players' Association's social responsibility program that builds on hockey's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.

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