The Montréal Stars offer a cheque for close to $15 000 to the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation

(Montréal, QC), Thursday, December 8th 2011 – Even if they play the highest calibre of hockey in the country and must pay their own expenses to compete, the Montréal Stars put their whole heart into it, when it comes to achieving their goals. And one of them is to contribute to the fight against breast cancer.


This was the driving force behind organizing last November 19, the second annual "Game on to beat breast cancer" benefit, and the team's first league game against Boston. The target to surpass last year's donation results was far exceeded. More than doubling the sum raised at last year's event, the team will be submitting a cheque for 14,727$ to the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF) early next week. A new attendance record was also set at the game, with over 1,100 fans in the stands.


Several players have been touched closely by this illness. Caroline Ouellette's aunt fought breast cancer while she was participating in the Vancouver Olympic Games. Now in remission, she was in attendance at the game to admire the prowess of her niece on the ice. Also, captain Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux saw her mother struggle with this difficult disease for several years. This season, she celebrated her fifth year in remission.


The event also benefited from the special collaboration of over 500 students from the Regina Assumpta College, who chose to invest in a project called Carrément Rose, which demystifies and educates about breast cancer. Beyond collecting $3,490 for the QBCF, they also created original images for the silent auction, sang the national anthem and offered a special dance performance during the game's intermission. Details about the Carrément Rose project and photos are available on the website: http://carrementrose.tumblr.com/.

 

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The Canadian Women's Hockey League features the highest calibre hockey in the world. Starring six teams in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Alberta, Brampton and Burlington, the league offers elite female players, including many Olympians, a unique competitive environment in which to showcase their exceptional skills. The league provides fans of women's hockey an international-grade showcase at an affordable price. We are committed to lead the growth, promotion and development of an established professional women’s hockey league both nationally and internationally. The CWHL is proudly supported by our major partners, Scotiabank, Bauer, Molson, Gatorade and Blackstone.


Information :

Hélène Lapointe

helene.lapointe@videotron.ca

514-266-7566

 

League website: CWHL.ca (Montreal) / Facebook: Montreal CWHL / Twitter: @MontrealCWHL

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