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Devil’s to Host ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ Awareness on October 27th

EAST HANOVER, NJ – The Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils will support the league’s Cancer Awareness Month initiative, ‘Hockey Fights Cancer,’ this Tuesday when the team hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7p.m.

The event, titled ‘Devils Hockey Fights Cancer Night,’ will feature a number of pregame, in-game and concourse activities. Fans will have the opportunity to support cancer research and support local hospital care programming in a number of ways.

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The Devils will host ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ Awareness program this Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Photo Credit:

500 mystery signed pucks will be sold at $20 apiece outside of section 17, beginning when doors to the game open at 5:30 p.m. Also, Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness t-shirts, available in youth and medium sizes, will be sold on the main concourse. Merchandise supporting cancer research awareness will be sold at the ‘Devil’s Den’ throughout the Prudential Center, as well.

There will be an opportunity for fans to sign a ’Hockey Fights Cancer’ banner that will be located on the main concourse. The banner will be signed by Devil’s players and donated to the breast cancer clinic at Newark Beth Israel.

A number of special participants will be attending the event and partaking in many game activities to raise awareness.

Solo soprano artist Samantha Dango will be singing the National Anthem, accompanied by her mother Nancy, who is a cancer survivor. Dennis Kleiber, a member of the Teaneck Police Department and cancer survivor, will serve as the color guard during the anthem. Dona Micewizc, a Devils fan who has survived multiple forms of cancer since 2012, will be honored as the Hero of the Game on Tuesday. Also, Alex Walsh, who lost his mother to colon cancer last October, will do the ceremonial puck drop.

All fans in attendance will be given a ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ ribbon in support of one of the youth hockey player’s mother, who is suffering from brain cancer. The ribbons will be distributed by volunteers at the various entrances to the arena.

Lavender will be the color theme for the events. Devil’s players will have lavender taped sticks during warm-ups and many parts of the arena and rink will be turned into the purplish tint. The Devil’s mascot will also wear a lavender colored jersey throughout the evening.

All proceeds from the night will benefit local hospital cancer care and research programs. The hospitals, including Saint Barnabas, Atlantic Health, Holy Name Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson, will also be provided free tickets for employees and patients, and have volunteers distributing educational materials to fans at the arena.

Non-profit cancer awareness groups of the Devils and Prudential Center,  including The Valerie Fund, Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society, will have tables set up on the concourse throughout the game to distribute educational material.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, fans can visit

The ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ initiative was founded in 1988 by the NHL and NHL Player’s Association to help raise money and awareness. To date, foundation’s, supporters and fans have donated over $15 million to various hospitals, institutions, research facilities and local cancer organizations. For more information about ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’, visit


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