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Recap: 2018 Hockey Fights Cancer Night

On November 15, OhioHealth and the Columbus Blue Jackets teamed up for the annual Hockey Fights Cancer night, an NHL initiative to bring funding and awareness to adult and pediatric cancers.

OhioHealth’s focus that evening was on lung cancer, as the event fell during national Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Prior to the game, fans had the opportunity to fill out purple battle cards sharing who they fight cancer for. There was an OhioHealth photo experience, as well as the chance to pin a ribbon on the large OhioHealth cancer ribbon in honor or memory of a loved one. Click here to see fans holding up their battle cards during a timeout.

When fans arrived at their seats, they were met with a card that discussed lung cancer screenings and who qualifies. To learn more, visit

During the game, Arvinder Bhinder, MD, an MD Anderson Cancer Network certified physician, practicing at certified hospital OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, was live on the scoreboard for an interview with Blue Jackets in-arena host, Mike Todd. The two discussed why it’s important to quit smoking and tips for quitting. A t-shirt toss to fans in the arena followed. To see the interview, click on the photo of Dr. Bhinder and Mike Todd to the right.

During the first intermission, Kim Hehman, director of cancer and respiratory care at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital participated in an interview on the Blue Jackets Radio Network. She discussed in depth the importance of quitting smoking, the benefits of quitting (and how it’s not too late), why e-cigarettes are not a good substitute, and how OhioHealth can help you quit. To listen to the full interview, click the photo on the left.

The second intermission featured OhioHealth patients, survivors nurse navigators, friends and family on the ice to create a giant puzzle battle card showing support for all who have fought or are fighting cancer. You can watch the video by clicking on the photo of the on-ice feature below.

OhioHealth is committed to helping you quit smoking. To sign up for our Tobacco Cessation classes, held in multiple locations, call OhioHealth CancerCall at (614) 566.4321 or 1 (800) 752.9119.