THE CANADIENS IN THE COMMUNITY
Canadiens players’ wives and girlfriends participated in the 9th Montreal edition of the CIBC Run For The Cure, with profits going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. More than 14,000 runners took to the streets of Montreal on a sunny October 1 afternoon. The event raised nearly $2 million.
Jean Béliveau, Guy Lafleur, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer and Réjean Houle – five ambassadors and ex-hockey greats who proudly wore the Canadiens jersey. They are among 200 players who helped bring the Habs to the heights of hockey greatness during countless NHL seasons. Together, these men maintain the team’s rich tradition and proud excellence by devoting more than 1,700 hours to communities throughout Quebec on behalf of the Canadiens.
During Leucan’s 2006 Shaved Head Challenge, Henri Richard followed up on his April announcement that he would have his famous locks chopped off. In getting his head shaved, Richard sparked the interest of generous Quebecers, who pledged in his name a total of $100,000 for Leucan and children with cancer.
Lucie Masse followed the lead of numerous other Montreal Canadiens employees and gave the gift of life during the team’s Annual Blood Donor Clinic. She has been a member of the organization for the past 12 years.
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