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Movember wraps up for Oilers

by staff / Edmonton Oilers
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache-growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

This November the Oilers organization joined the Movember movement raising over $25,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada. Eight Oilers players, the entire Oil Kings roster and 19 staff members spent the month of November growing moustaches while raising $25,658.

“Our organization came together this month, both on and off the ice, to make a significant donation in support of prostate cancer research,” said Natalie Minckler, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation’s Executive Director. “I’m delighted by the leadership and initiative shown by our staff and players to take action in support of this important cause.”

In Canada, a total of 35,085 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas participated in Movember this year raising over $6,400,000.  The money raised in Canada goes directly to Prostate Cancer Canada who will use the funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

Donations can still be made to all participants by visiting before December 15, 2009.Photos:Video:
Gilbert Brule
Donations: $1415
Taylor Chorney
Donations: $1470
Sam Gagner
Donations: $1054.89
J-F Jacques
Donations: $410

Patrick O'Sullivan
Donations: $400
Ryan Stone
Donations: $3530
Zack Stortini
Donations: $1500.92
Theo Peckham
Donations: $230

Stephen Lines
Massage Therapist

Donations: $678
Jeff Lang
Equipment Manager

Donations: $168
Chris Davie
Assistant Medical Trainer

Donations: $728

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation graciously accepts online donations. A tax receipt will be issued for donations over $10 if requested.

Your donation is safe, secure and private and helps to support charitable organizations in our community dedicated to supporting youth, education and health & wellness.

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