Hockey Fights Cancer
Our annual Hockey Fights Cancer game is held each season as part of a league-wide initiative to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. During the selected gameday, the arena is illuminated with hope and purple as fans and Penguins players stand together for those battling cancer. Your Penguins players wear Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during pre-game warm-ups, which are then autographed and auctioned to benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
In addition, members of the Penguins coaching staff, Penguins Ice Crew and organization wear specially designed Hockey Fights Cancer apparel to commemorate the initiative. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin also host young cancer patients from select organizations in their charity suites during the game.