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Shoot for a Cure and cancer awareness this weekend

Monday, February 03, 2014   by: Staff



Join us Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. for a special evening to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

The events will take place at the George Leach Centre at Algoma University.

Included in the evening are two varsity basketball games against the Toronto Varsity Blues, a silent auction, and Algoma U's Varsity Sports Coordinator cutting and donating her hair.

The women's game starts at 6 p.m. and the men's game starts at 8 p.m.

The annual event aims to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 

Many of Algoma University's student-athletes have been affected by cancer in some way and look to show their support for people undergoing treatment. 

The annual event is being sponsored by the Algoma University Alumni Council, and is in its fourth year. 

Last year, the event honoured current Athletic Director Mark Kontulainen, who was undergoing cancer treatment. 

The event raised $2,500 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

About Algoma University  

Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Social Work, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic & Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.

As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.

Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students. To learn more, visit


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