The Los Angeles Kings will conduct Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Wednesday evening’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at Staples Center, part of a monthlong league-wide effort to raise awareness and funds for organizations involved in cancer care and research.

An auction of the lavender warmup jerseys the Kings will wear and sticks wrapped with lavender tape will be conducted at lakings.com/auction. Bids can also be made by texting KINGS to 52182. Lavender is the color representing awareness for all types of cancer.

Proceeds from the auction and 50/50 raffle will benefit Breakaway From Cancer, a national effort to increase awareness of resources available to people affected by cancer.

The Kings will donate $500 for each goal they score during home games in October to Breakaway from Cancer. The Kings have donated $6,000 entering Wednesday evening’s game, their last at Staples Center this month.

Fans will be asked to fill in the name of a loved one with cancer on a placard that will be held up during a break in play.

Information about cancer research and patient care will be available at the Be The Match and Redondo Beach Police Foundation booths on the Main Concourse. Be The Match facilitates transplants for patients who need a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.

Redondo Beach police Chief Keith Kaufman is leading his department’s effort on behalf of the Pink Patch Project, an effort by the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association and multiple law enforcement agencies to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer and raise funds for research and treatment through wearing and selling pink versions of the patches worn on public safety officers uniforms.

The participating agencies will wear the patches throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative was founded in December 1998 by the NHL and National Hockey League Players Association.

More than $18 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, and player and local charities in the United States and Canada.

—City News Service

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