Mining funds for cancer research

by Community Submission | March 7, 2013
Miners for Cancer

The A Division champion team was Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Miners for Cancer B
The B Division champion team was Creighton Mine. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Miners for Cancer has done it again. The group’s annual Allan Epps Memorial Hockey Challenge event, which took place Jan. 24-27 at the T.M. Davies Community Arena, generated $58,540.

This brings the group’s fundraising total to more than $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. “We will keep on fundraising for cancer research and programs as long as cancer keeps affecting our community.”

The group was started in 1996 and has since organized annual inter-mining industry hockey tournaments and golf tournaments. The events 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 donations of $20 or more.

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