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Toronto Maple Leafs show their support for cancer awareness month with their signature Hockey Fights Cancer lavender warm-up jerseys. Scotia Bank Center arena.

 

Credit: Official Twitter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, November 24, 2018.

Fight Against Cancer This February

 

Hockey season is back in full swing to the joy of many Canadians around the country. With the delay to the start of the season, the annual Hockey Fights Cancer month was unable to occur during its usual time in November. 

 

Hockey Fights Cancer month is a time to recognize the individuals affected by Cancer in the hockey community and understand the effect cancer has had on all Canadians. In support of all Canadians who cancer has touched, Hockey Fights Cancer month has been moved to February 2021.

 

Every team will have a chance to show their support for the cause when they sport their lavender warm-up jersey for one of their home games during February. These jerseys and other autographed merchandise and equipment are some of the popular items sold to help raise money. 

 

Hockey Fights Cancer is aligned with the Canadian cancer society to generate awareness and funds to help support research and accommodations that enhance cancer patients' quality of life. Visit cancer.ca to learn more about the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative and donate to the cause. 

Make Your House a Home

 

          Fostering is not easy, but it is worth the struggle to make a positive difference in a child's life. Children enter the foster system for many reasons, most commonly because they experienced abuse and neglect from their birth families. Most children only leave the system when they age out at 21. They must find a way to make it independently while coping with trauma they likely faced while in the system and from their birth family. This is the reality for many Indigenous children every year as they continue to make up 52% of the children in foster care under the age of 14 in Canada. This is an essential statistic for foster parents and individuals interested in fostering as there is a likely chance that you may have an Indigenous child placed in your home. Unfortunately, there are not enough Indigenous foster families for these children to be placed with. If you get the privilege of fostering an Indigenous child, here are some tips to make sure you can give them the best life possible while they are in your care. 

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