A hockey recreation that began on February 4 wrapped up on Monday morning.
After 11 straight days, the World’s Longest Hockey Sport raised $1,840,000 for the Treatment Most cancers Basis — a charity that helps life-saving most cancers analysis on the College of Alberta.
Together with the charitable donation, the opposite numbers are fairly spectacular as nicely:
- 252 consecutive hours of hockey
- 40 gamers
- 575 volunteer shifts
- 5,177 mixed objectives scored
- Two consecutive days of -30ºC climate
All the match came about at Saiker’s Acres Area, east of Edmonton.
The World’s Longest Sport, which additionally runs a prolonged baseball recreation for charity, normally lets followers attend the fundraiser. With strict COVID-19 protocols in place, spectators had been’t allowed for the 2021 version.
The ultimate rating of the 11-day recreation was 2,649 for Staff Hope to 2,528 for Staff Treatment.
All funds raised by way of the 2021 World’s Longest Hockey Sport will go fully in direction of supporting a medical research in lymphoma and stable tumor sufferers who’re enrolled in Edmonton.
The funds cowl the price of analysis for a drug known as PCLX-001. PCLX-001 shuts down the “irregular chemical signaling in lots of frequent cancers and triggers these cells to die, whereas sparing the traditional, wholesome cells,” says the World’s Longest web site. Crrent research have proven that PCLX-001 works in another way than different recognized most cancers medicine and has excessive exercise and optimistic leads to breast, lung, bladder, and pancreas cancers.
Donations are nonetheless being accepted by way of the muse’s web site.