We all know someone!
Cancer has affected almost everyone's life in some way. Directly or indirectly, it is hard to find someone that has not been affected by this disease.
In recent years, I have noticed more of an emphasis being placed on fundraising and awareness in the sports world. With almost all of the major professional sports embracing the cause I believe it is now up to local organization to follow suite.
For this reason, the Woodstock Navy Vets Junior 'C' Hockey Club decided to do our part as well. This season, as well as in the past, we have made strides to help the cause by adopting pink jerseys, acceptinging donations and later auctioning off the jerseys in support of breast cancer.
While we only wore our pink jerseys, which were graciously sponsored by Midas in Woodstock, for one game we also raised awareness by utilizing pink tape and wearing the jerseys in some warm-ups. We may also being wearing them this evening (October 27th) as we travel to Wellsely.
How we did!
On Friday, October the 25th we wore the jerseys in our game against the Delhi Travellers. The games attendance was close to 300 which, in our minds, means that 300 more people walked out of the arena with breast cancer in mind. Additionally, the game was our opportunity to auction off the jerseys. In this regard, I am very happy to report that all of the jerseys received at least the minimum bid.
We have not yet totalled the donations and bids but I am confident that we will at least reach the $1,000 plateau!
In the month of November, we plan on raising money and support for our naval veterans association. Additionally, we will be participating in Movember, raising money and awareness for men's prostate cancer. We may even make it an inter-league contest with our fellow Mid-Western Junior C Leage teams!
How you can help
- Its not to late to donate. Give me a call or send me a text/email. I would be more than happy to add your donation to the pot.
- Support us online. We are on Facebook, Twitter and can be found at www.woodstocknavyvets.ca
- Join our Movembed Team by going to Movember.com. Click join a team and insert Woodstock Navy Vets.
- Come out and support our upcoming causes
Thank you for reading!