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OhioHealth Medical Minute: Hockey Fights Cancer Preview


Who do you fight cancer for? On Friday, Nov. 15, OhioHealth and the Columbus Blue Jackets will come together for Hockey Fights Cancer night – an annual, National Hockey League initiative to spread awareness and hope.

In this latest OhioHealth Medical Minute, Jessica Hennessy, advisor of strategic partnerships for OhioHealth, previews what fans can expect on Friday.

This is the 10th year OhioHealth and the Blue Jackets have partnered together for Hockey Fights Cancer and it promises to be a night like no other. For the first time in NHL history, fans will be immersed in the game experience and Hockey Fights Cancer through LED wristbands that will glow different colors at certain parts of the game and Hockey Fights Cancer programming.

Fans will also have the opportunity to take a free, commemorative photo at the OhioHealth photo booth on the concourse before the game. There’s also the chance to pin a ribbon on our giant cancer ribbon in honor of someone who has or is battling the disease. Fans are also encouraged to fill out a battle card, located at stations throughout Nationwide Arena, to share who they fight cancer for throughout the evening.

The Blue Jackets will be hosting the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Tickets are available at

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About Hockey Fights Cancer

Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families with the goal of raising money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. The initiative gets an assist from players, coaches, officials, equipment managers, front office staff, corporate partners, and fans. Together, the hockey family looks to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with, going through, and moving past cancer. Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.