8th February 2013

NEWS RELEASE: MINERS FOR CANCER RAISES OVER $60,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH & PROGRAMS

posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sudbury, Vale |


(L to R) Rob Payette with his wife Marlene and daughter Lucinah picking up the 2nd prize Kubota RTV.

Sudbury, February 08, 2013 - Miners for Cancer is pleased to announce that their annual Allan Epps Memorial Hockey Challenge (sponsored by Sandvik), that took place January 24-27th at the T.M. Davies Community Arena, generated $60,540. This brings the group’s fundraising total to over $700,000 – all of which is donated to cancer research and programs in Northern Ontario.

“This was a really great way to kick off our 2013 fundraising year,” said Wayne Tonelli, President, Miners for Cancer, “and we will keep on fundraising for cancer research & programs as long as cancer keeps affecting our community.”

To help with fundraising efforts, Miners for Cancer held a raffle draw and throughout the days leading up to the hockey challenge, board members and participating hockey players took part in selling tickets. The draw took place on Saturday, January 26th, and the winners were:

1st Prize 2012 Polaris RZR-4 Robby Gordon Edition 800 (donated by Technica & MidCity Motorsports)
Jordan Clouthier, Ottawa

2nd Prize 2012 Kubota RTV 500-A (donated by Tracks & Wheels)
Rob Payette, Chelmsford

3rd Prize Samsung 65″ 6000 Series HD 1080p LED TV (donated by Bianco’s Supercenter)
Gilles Cloutier, Sudbury

The group that started in 1996 has since organized annual inter-mining industry hockey tournaments and golf tournaments that have enabled workers from various mining organizations to get together in a social environment outside the workplace while at the same time raising much needed funds for a cause so near and dear to the community’s heart.

Those wanting to make a personal donation can visit www.minersforcancer.ca/donations. Official charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

For more information please contact:

Mandy Brosseau
Miners for Cancer, Communications
T> (705) 662-9791 or (705) 682-5454
E> amanda.brosseau@vale.com
W> www.minersforcancer.ca | Find us on Facebook

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