Breast cancer touches the lives of all Canadians including our hockey community which is why the Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club created the Hockey Mums Fight Breast Cancer Campaign. We know that one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and that one in twenty eight women will lose their battle to breast cancer. The Calgary Hitmen in partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the TELUS Calgary Community Board will join together during the month of October to raise awareness and funds to help the CBCF find a cure for cancer.
“The Calgary Hitmen have a special place in their hearts for this game,” said Mike Moore, Hitmen Director of Business Operations. “The Hockey Mums Fight Breast Cancer Campaign is one that our team and the Calgary community relates to personally, as we have all been touched, in some way or another by this terrible disease. Through the support of community partners, like the TELUS Calgary Community Board, we hope to raise significant funds for the CBCF ensuring they can continue their quest to find a cure for breast cancer.”
You can help by supporting the auction and attending the game. The Hitmen game worn black and pink jerseys along with game worn pink helmets will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the CBCF. Mark your calendar as the auction runs from October 2nd and closes October 27th.
Fans with the winning auction bids will be presented with their signed jersey and helmet after the October 29th game against the Everett Silvertips at the Saddledome.