As part of the NHL mandated Hockey Fights Cancer activities each of the 30 hockey teams participate in, annually in October, the Ottawa Senators Foundation generates awareness about the Cancer Care and Research programs.
Hockey Fights Cancer, part of the National Hockey League’s cancer awareness program, is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL member clubs, NHL alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, professional hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.
To date, through the NHL’s US and Canadian charitable foundations, nearly $20 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local cancer organizations.