There’s nothing that gets Canadians excited like hockey. It’s a source of national pride, something that defines us on the international stage. We think Canadians should be equally proud of stem cell science. Ever since stem cells were first discovered in Toronto in 1961, Canadians have been leaders in the field, making startling breakthroughs on a regular basis. So, we’ve come up with a way to combine these two great Canadian innovations: Stem Cell Shinny.
Here’s the idea: over the next month, people across the country play street or ice hockey and raise awareness and funds to advance stem cell science. You can organize a game in your neighbourhood, invite friends and family to play and ask them to support you with a donation to the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation.
If you don’t organize your own game, join someone else’s. And if you don’t play hockey, support a friend’s team, or even ours. The Foundation staff will be hosting a game in Ottawa on Saturday, March 27th. Click here to learn more about our team, the “Shins” of Steel.
Find out more about Stem Cell Shinny, sponsor a team or set up your own personal Shinny site, by visiting the Stem Cell Shinny homepage. Check back here and on our facebook and twitter pages for updates over the next couple of weeks. We hope to see you on the ice (or off)!