#CapsFightCancer Auction Raises $108,780

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Posted October 28, 2015

Tonight the MSE Foundation hosted an auction as part of the Hockey Fights Cancer Night festivities. The auction featured special autographed Jerseys, Sticks, Pucks, and Masks from Capitals players and bidding concluded at the start of the 3rd period of tonight’s game. The announced grand total raised in the auction was an astonishing $108,780. The success is likely due in part to the new auction bidding app the Foundation utilized for the first time, which allowed the auction to begin at Noon today and accept bids from people who were not in attendance at the game.

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All proceeds from the auction benefit Flashes of Hope and Cancer Train. Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research and changes the way children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography. Cancer Train was the charity of choice for Andi Lambert, wife of Capitals assistant coach Lane, who lost her long battle with cancer in September. Cancer Train raises money through charity events and direct donations for young adults who need help offsetting bills while undergoing cancer treatment.

Auction-ItemsThe top items in this year’s auction were Braden Holtby’s autographed mask, Alex Ovechkin’s autographed jersey, and a full team set of autographed pucks. You can see many more of the items that were available in the auction in the gallery below. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for helping to fight back against Cancer!

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