Cigna has made a commitment to help the National Hockey League fight against cancer. Earlier this week, the insurance provider announced its Cigna Foundation had donated $100,000 to the National Hockey League Foundation to help support the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. The program is just one of the ways the NHL hopes to support and raise awareness for organizations involved in cancer research and care. The donation from the Cigna Foundation was made as a dollar-for-dollar matching of fan donations online.
Simultaneously, the company donated a dollar for each save made during the NHL’s 2016-2017 season up to a maximum of $100,000. Earlier this year, Cigna became the Official Health Insurance Provider of the National Hockey League in America. They are also the Presenting Sponsor of the Every Save Counts campaign. The partnership further cements the relationship between the two entities. Cigna has remained the League’s benefits provider for the prior 19 years.
The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative was established in December of 1998 by the league and the Players’ Association. The program is supported by almost everyone involved in the NHL, including players, member clubs, alumni, and even the officials. To date, the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative has helped to raise $18 million to support cancer research institutions, cancer organizations and children’s hospitals.