North Bay Trappers join fight against Cancer

Posted by West Ferris Minor Hockey Association on Nov 09 2017 at 07:10AM PST

The West Ferris Minor Hockey Association has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society in support of Hockey Fights Cancer. Beginning on November 9, 2017, WFMHA will be selling branded, lavender #hockeyfightscancer merchandise to support the program.

Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer – a joint initiative by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) – has raised more than $18 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities. Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign.

WFMHA Director, Matt Duquette, believes that this is a great cause to get behind. “Unfortunately, cancer has, or will, impact the lives of most of the members of our association. We teach our kids to be great teammates on the ice and this #HockeyFightsCancer campaign is a great way to teach them to help others off the ice as well. This campaign definitely reflects our core values.”

Gil Pharand of the Canadian Cancer Society agrees. “We are honoured that WFMHA has taken the initiative to fight this disease. WFMHA is a proven leader in our community and they are producing the future leaders of our community. To get these players involved while they are young is so important. I look forward to sporting my WFMHA #HockeyFightsCancer t-shirt.”

Merchandise will be available starting Monday November 11th at King Sportswear located at 745 Clarence St., in North Bay.

The document Hockey_Fights_Cancer.pdf was attached to this post.