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With the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative in full swing, the Boston Bruins will take part in their Thursday evening contest against the San Jose Sharks. The Bruins like many teams in the league will support the cause in numerous ways;

 “Lavender, which represents awareness for all forms of cancer, will be incorporated into the game in several ways. The Bruins coaches, management, as well as NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasters will all be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties. Bruins players will be using lavender stick tape during Thursday’s game and will have Hockey Fight Cancer helmet decals throughout the month of October. Boston Bruins employees will also be wearing lavender ribbons.”

Furthermore, cancer patients currently undergoing treatment in the community will be present to enjoy the game.

“Pediatric cancer patients currently undergoing treatment at Boston’s local hospitals, including the Jimmy Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, will be invited to the game and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Bruins bench, and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game.”

Although Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron hosts Patrice’s Pals throughout the season, he will again be hosting patients during the game, and will take part in a meet and greet with Patrice himself.

All in-game fundraising activities on Thursday night as well as proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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