The Canadiens' wives and girlfriends lined up, ready for the 5 km walk in support of the fight against breast cancer.
MONTREAL - Continuing with a long-standing tradition, the wives and girlfriends of the Montreal Canadiens participated in the 9th Montreal edition of the CIBC Run for the Cure to the profit of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, held on Oct. 2. Last year, the event helped the Montreal Chapter of the Foundation raise over 1.5 million dollars.
"The Run is a great opportunity to show our support for a cause that is dearly embraced by the Montreal Canadiens' family and for us to get together at the beginning of the hockey season", said Hanna Koivu, wife of Saku Koivu, captain of the Montreal Canadiens, who acted as honorary captain of the team that took part in the CIBC Run for the Cure.
The players' spouses tied up their laces for the 5 km walk, which began at 10 a.m. at Dorchester Square, on the corner of Peel and Ren-Lvesque.
Aside from the community relations activities in which they participate every year, the players' spouses have helped develop a new line of women's clothing. The collection will be launched shortly.
Another worthy initiative, the "Canadiens - For the kids" wrist bands have been on sale since the beginning of the preseason at the cost of $2. A portion of the proceeds of every article sold for these two initiatives will benefit the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation.