LA Kings: Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

LA Kings: Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (CNS/KTTV) - The Los Angeles Kings will help fight cancer at tonight's home game against the Phoenix Coyotes with a blood and marrow drive.

It's part of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night, a monthlong league-wide initiative. The blood drive starts at Staples Center at 5:30 p.m., with each donor getting two tickets to the game.

The event includes a bone marrow drive. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 in good physical health and with a good medical history are asked to participate. The procedure takes 15 minutes and involves four swabs to the cheek.

Kings players will wear lavender jerseys and use sticks wrapped with purple tape during warm-ups. The jerseys and sticks will be autographed and auctioned by the Kings Care Foundation in the arena and online at auctions.nhl.com.

A one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Hockey Fights Cancer goalie helmet will also be auctioned.

The Kings Care Foundation will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer autographed mystery pucks for $25 and mini-hockey glove key chains for a $10 donation to Hockey Fights Cancer.

Kings and Coyotes players will have lavender Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets. Kings coaches, broadcasters and staff will wear lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties, which are available to purchase at shop.nhl.com. A portion of the proceeds from all items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.

All sponsor dasher boards will be in lavender, the color representing awareness for all types of cancer.

Tyler J. Fithian, an 18-year-old who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, will drop the ceremonial puck. His wish to skate with Kings center Anze Kopitar was fulfilled during Wednesday's practice at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo through the Make a Wish Foundation.

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Pacoima Man Shot to Death In Car

    Pacoima Man Shot to Death In Car

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:16:49 GMT
    A man was shot to death today as he drove a pickup truck in the Pacoima area, authorities said.Officers sent to Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street on a shooting call about 5:20 a.m. found the man slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
    A man was shot to death today as he drove a pickup truck in the Pacoima area, authorities said.Officers sent to Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street on a shooting call about 5:20 a.m. found the man slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Judge Orders Building Stoppage Of Hollywood Target Shopping Center

    Judge Orders Building Stoppage Of Hollywood Target Shopping Center

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:27:42 GMT
    Hollywood residents with their heart set on a new Target in their neighborhood will have to wait a little longer. The new construction of the store on Sunset and Western is caught up in legal wrangling.
    Hollywood residents with their heart set on a new Target in their neighborhood will have to wait a little longer. The new construction of the store on Sunset and Western is caught up in legal wrangling.
  • Festival of Tall Ships Returns To San Pedro...With A Duck

    Festival of Tall Ships Returns To San Pedro...With A Duck

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:04:36 GMT
    The "world's largest rubber duck" will be just one of the stars of the five-day Festival of Tall Ships set to begin today at the Port of Los Angeles.
    The "world's largest rubber duck" will be just one of the stars of the five-day Festival of Tall Ships set to begin today at the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Share ThisMore>>

  • myFOX Tech

    Sprint Introduces The New Sharp AQUOS Crystal And Family Data Pricing

    Sprint Introduces The New Sharp AQUOS Crystal And Family Data Pricing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:18:48 GMT
    Sprint had some big news today with the introduction of a gorgeous new Android handset, Sharp's AQUOS Crystal, and new Family plan pricing. 
    Sprint had some big news today with the introduction of a gorgeous new Android handset, Sharp's AQUOS Crystal, and new Family plan pricing. 
  • USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:13:27 GMT
    A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out...
    A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
  • Footage Shows Huge Crocodile Stalking Tourist in Mexico

    Footage Shows Huge Crocodile Stalking Tourist in Mexico

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:30:02 GMT
    MUST WATCH video: A tourist in Mexico was captured on video frantically swimming away from a large crocodile, trying to reach the shore before he was the animal's lunch.
    MUST WATCH video: A tourist in Mexico was captured on video frantically swimming away from a large crocodile, trying to reach the shore before he was the animal's lunch.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices