The AHL’s Hershey Bears will be hosting their second annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday as they take on the Charlotte Checkers at Giant Center.
On November 6, the Bears debuted the special sweaters players will be wearing. The jerseys will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Central PA.
We’re proud to unveil our #HockeyFightsCancer jerseys that we will be worn on Nov. 16. These jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit @AmericanCancer Northeast Region and @Hospiceofcpa. #HBHIFightFor #HersheyBearsCares pic.twitter.com/vwIn6L6o6F
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 6, 2019
Bears players visited Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey on Wednesday. They spent time and made crafts with patients as part of the Hershey Bears Cares initiative, which recognizes the importance of giving back to the community.
Ahead of #HockeyFightsCancer Night, we visited the @PennStHershey Children’s Hospital to help spread cheer, make some new friends, and celebrate a cancer free patient!💜 #HBHIFightFor #HersheyBearsCares pic.twitter.com/kE7ZHP8Kgs
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 13, 2019
From The Bears Media Release
The Hershey Bears host Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Saturday, Nov. 16 as they face-off with the Charlotte Checkers at 7 p.m. This powerful evening will be one that you won’t want to miss as the Bears rally to support the many in the hockey community who have been impacted by cancer.
The Bears will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer™ jerseys when they take the ice. Saturday. Following the game, they will be auctioned off to benefit the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Central PA.
Special Bears themed “I Fight For” signs are available to download and print via HersheyBears.com and will be available at Saturday’s game. The club will hold a “Moment of Fight” during the game, and fans will be asked to hold up their “I Fight For” signs to showcase friends, family, and loved ones who have been impacted by cancer.
Fans may share their stories and who they fight for on social media by using the hashtags #HBHIFightFor and #HockeyFightsCancer.
Fans are encouraged to wear lavender, and Penn State Health will help the cause by giving out Fuzzy Socks that are lavender in color to the first 6,000 fans.
By Della Young