With 1 in 9 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, many members of the OMHA community have been touched by this disease. The OMHA has partnered with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to support Hockey Hair for Breast Cancer. Whether you’re a hockey player or hockey parent, coach or team trainer, this is a way to team up and give back!
Today we would like to share Jagger Sheridan’s story. Jagger plays goalie on the Junior Gryphons Novice A Team.
In November, Jagger decided to tape his stick pink in honour of his Aunt who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 breast cancer. He is very close to his Aunt and wanted to do something. Jagger’s Grandma is also a breast cancer survivor so he has multiple links to the cause. It was great when this Hockey Hair idea came along since he always wanted his hair long and my husband and I often make him cut it. He is happy to be able to help out and to grow his hair. He would love his team to participate too and for the ones who can’t, he is making hockey hair ribbons in exchange for a donation!
Jagger is a goalie and thought of the phrase “Since I am a goalie I don’t usually like goals but in this case your support towards my goal would be greatly appreciated!” He has promised that when he reached $500 goal he would post a picture of his Dad on social media with his hockey hair 30 years ago!
His Auntie Tracy is being so brave and strong right now. She is an inspiration to women, friends, family and especially Jagger. She is hoping to get to one of his playoff games soon.
Jagger hopes other teams will join him in Hockey Hair for Breast Cancer! When you join Hockey Hair for Breast Cancer, your support will help women by funding innovative research, health education and advocacy programs. These programs help create a future without breast cancer. And, by doing something different with your hair or your rink, you also get to show your support for hockey moms and recognize their significant contributions to your hockey community.
To learn more and register your team, please visit www.hockeyhairforbreastcancer.com.