NEWS RELEASE: MINERS FOR CANCER DONATES $20,000 TO Sudbury NECC PEDIATRIC UNIT AT ANNUAL ALLAN EPPS MEMORIAL HOCKEY CHALLENGE

M4CHockey: Seen here is young Malleck Kennedy (currently receiving active treatment at the Northeast Cancer Centre) dropping the puck at the opening ceremony with Wayne Tonelli, President of Miners for Cancer (back right), Garson Mine captain Shawn Plourde (left) and Sandvik Captain Denis Desforges (right)

Sudbury, January 29, 2019 – Members of Miners for Cancer announced on Friday at their annual Allan Epps Memorial Hockey Challenge a $20,000 donation towards the Northeast Cancer Centre’s (NECC) Pediatric Unit.

“Cancer is one of the leading cause of death by disease for children in Canada,” said Wayne Tonelli, Miners for Cancer President. “If we can help even one child’s chances of survival with our fundraising efforts, all the hard work behind our events is worth it.”

The donation will support the pediatric oncology unit’s unique equipment required to support the NECC’s youngest patients.
“Miners for Cancer continues to lead the way in supporting our Cancer Centre,” said Tannys Laughren, Executive Director, Northern Cancer Foundation. “Their legacy of giving – over $1.3 million dollars and counting – is everywhere from new chemo chairs, new pediatric equipment, research and support for our dental oncology patients.”

“There is not one area of the centre that has not benefitted from Miners for Cancer,” added Laughren. “On behalf of our Cancer Centre staff and patients, we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”

To help with fundraising efforts, Miners for Cancer held a raffle draw and throughout the weeks leading up to their annual Allan Epps Memorial Hockey Challenge, the nearly 500 participating hockey players took part in selling tickets. The draw took place on Saturday, January 26th, and the winners were:

1st prize – 2019 Princecraft Pontoon Boat
MRSP $22,500.00
Winner: Jason Shorrock, Whitefish, ON

2nd prize – Kubota RTV 500
MRSP $12,500.00
Winner: Mari Ihander, Sudbury, ON

3rd prize – Samsung 70″ X690E TV
MRSP $2,499.00
Winner: Rob Demers, Onaping, ON

For more information, contact:
Amanda Brosseau
Miners for Cancer, Vice-President
(705) 662-9791
[email protected]

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