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HITMEN WRAP UP MOVEMBER

Nov 30, 2012 - 22:52 GMT

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club together with Canada Safeway Ltd. are wrapping up Movember, a month to fight prostate cancer.  During November, Hitmen players, coaches and staff along with Calgary minor hockey coaches grew moustaches to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Canada.

Currently, the Calgary Hitmen Movember team sits third in the Canadian Hockey League Movember network with a total of $ 13,091 raised. The Tier One Hitmen Education Association will match the Hitmen’s Movember fundraising efforts, resulting in over $26,000 directed to Prostate Cancer Canada.

The Hitmen will continue to collect funds into next week.  Fans wishing to support the cause can visit mobro.co/hitmenmovemberteam to make a last minute donation.

“The Movember campaign continues to grow throughout the world but even here with the Calgary Hitmen,” commented Hitmen Director of Business Operations Mike Moore.  “The tremendous support from our players, staff, fans and campaign partner, Canada Safeway, has resulted in another terrific initiative raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer.”

Over the month, fans also participated in the second annual Hitmen Mo Bro challenge by casting votes for five Mo Bro candidates at www.hitmenhockey.com.  After more than 19,000 votes, Spencer Humphries defended his title and is now the two-time Hitmen Mo Bro champion.

Since the launch of the inaugural campaign in November 2009, the Calgary Hitmen Movember team has raised $72,750 for Prostate Cancer Canada.