The Jets hosted Hockey Fights Cancer night at MTS Centre when they took on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. That night, all Winnipeg Jets players wore special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during pre-game warm up. During the game, Jets coaches and broadcasters wore official lavender-coloured Hockey Fights Cancer ties. Additionally, players will continue to support Hockey Fights Cancer by wearing decals on their helmets between the league-wide recognition period of October 20th to November 17th. The Winnipeg Jets will also converted all their rink-boards & visual media to lavender on November 4th in order to generate increased awareness for the cause.
All proceeds raised will be directed to CancerCare Manitoba’s pediatric clinical trials. Currently the Foundation funds over 50 percent of the cost of clinical trials for children and teens with cancer here in Manitoba. Manitoba continues to have the highest participation rate of pediatric trials in the country. This has been in large part because of the significant donations CancerCare Manitoba Foundation directs to this effort year after year - all funds raised by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation stays in our province to benefit Manitobans with cancer and their families.