The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night presented by UCI Health at Honda Center Friday, Nov. 17 (7 p.m.) to raise awareness and support for UCI Health. The special night will also support the Jessie Rees Foundation.
The evening’s Ceremonial Puck Drop will highlight Michelle Helm, a UCI Health patient and Anaheim Ducks fan. Diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, Helm was told that she had, at best, six months to live. Today, she is thriving because she was referred to the lung cancer specialists at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. They were able to knock back Helm’s lung cancer with genetically tailored immunotherapy and skilled thoracic surgery.
UCI Health will be hosting a Health Fair inside the South Entrance at Honda Center starting with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. through the end of the second intermission. The Health Fair will feature various health related booths and will be providing free flu shots. Together, UCI Health and the Ducks are fostering a healthy and vibrant community.
The Ducks are calling all fans in attendance to help fill Jessie Rees Foundation JoyJars by participating in a JoyDrive where fans will be encouraged to donate 24-packs of crayons for the Jessie Rees Foundation’s Courageous Kids. The Jessie Rees Foundation ensures every Courageous Kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up, and they provide children in hospitals around the world with fun-filled JoyJars as a way to send hope and joy to children fighting cancer. JoyJars are filled with a variety of toys and games to help pass the time in the hospital. The Crayons for Courageous Kids drop-off location will be on Puck Drop Patio outside North Entrance of Honda Center.
The first 200 people to donate to the JoyDrive will receive one Chick-fil-A® Digital Offer Card good for one (1) Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. In addition, Chick-fil-A SoCal and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation will be selling opportunity drawing tickets for $5 each during Hockey Fights Cancer Night on the Puck Drop Patio outside North Entrance to benefit the Jessie Rees Foundation. The winner of the Hockey Fights Cancer Night opportunity drawing will be entered to win free Chick-fil-A for a year and an Anaheim Ducks team autographed jersey.
For the game’s I Fight For Moment of Recognition, fans will have the opportunity to honor loved ones who have battled the fight against cancer by filling out complimentary I Fight For tribute cards, available at Puck Drop Patio, the South Entrance and various locations on the Main Concourse at Honda Center.
An assortment of Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys autographed by Ducks players will be auctioned beginning on Friday, Nov. 17 at noon PT with the auction set to close Saturday, Nov. 18 at noon PT. To bid, text “Ducks” to 76278, or visit AnaheimDucks.com/InGameAuctions. In addition, a limited number of Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys will be available for purchase in the Anaheim Ducks Team Store. All proceeds will benefit the Jessie Rees Foundation.
About UCI Health
UCI Health comprises the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access its physicians at offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. The 459-bed acute care hospital provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, and behavioral health and rehabilitation services. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among “America’s Best Hospitals” for 22 consecutive years. UCI Medical Center features Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and it’s the primary teaching hospital for the UCI School of Medicine. UCI Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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