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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Oil Country takes a stand against cancer

Friday, 21.10.2011 / 4:26 PM / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
The Oilers Ladies pose for a photo at last year's event.
Join the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Oilers Ladies as they take a stand against cancer with this year’s Rally Against Cancer in-game fundraiser. On Saturday, October 22 as the Oilers take on the New York Rangers, the EOCF and Oilers Ladies will be selling limited edition white retro scarves as part of the NHL and NHLPA’s Hockey Fights Cancer league wide initiative. For just $20, fans will receive a retro white scarf and a hand signed player card with proceeds being directed to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of the Cross Cancer Institute and the EOCF. The fashionable and functional scarves have sold out in years past so be sure to visit one of the booths early and join the fight against cancer.
Oilers fans will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind memorabilia in the Rally Against Cancer Online Auction which runs from October 24 through November 8. There are over 80 items up for grabs this year which include a complete set of Edmonton Oilers autographed, game worn vintage away jerseys from the October 18th Battle of Alberta game against Calgary. Other highlight items include a Nugent-Hopkins game-used stick, 2011-12 team signed jersey and a Wayne Gretzky autographed Edmonton Oilers replica jersey.

In addition to the Rally Against Cancer fundraiser, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Oilers Ladies play an active role in the community year-round. Rally Against Cancer is the first of three fundraising activities supported by the ladies each year. This year’s Shirts Off Our Backs event takes place on December 19, 2011 and the annual Puck Surprise fundraiser will be held on March 16, 2012.

Since its inception in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community foundation has donated in excess of $14 million to charitable organization. Due to the generous support of Oilers Fans the EOCF is able to give back and change lives throughout Oil Country.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta.  Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education and health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.
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