We are so honored to bring you the following announcement from our amazing partners at Nike.
Today Nike introduced the 2013 LIVESTRONG Team Canada World Women’s Hockey Championship jersey in collaboration with Hockey Canada and Forzani Group Limited. Nike Team LIVESTRONG ambassador, Tessa Bonhomme, was joined by fellow athletes Gillian Apps, Meghan Agosta and Jayna Hefford at the official unveiling of the LIVESTRONG Women’s World Championship jersey that Team Canada will proudly wear during the first game of the tournament as they face off against the United States on April 2, 2013, in Ottawa.
The jersey reveal kicks off a “Fight With Us” movement with Nike and Sport Chek to support the Canadian women’s team and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Canadians from coast-to-coast can show their support for the national women’s team and take up the fight against cancer by purchasing the limited edition jersey and several other Hockey Canada LIVESTRONG apparel items. The Collection supports the Foundation and people affected by cancer. Since 2009, the Foundation has worked to help cancer survivors move beyond treatment through the Cancer Transitions® program in cities across Canada.
“Cancer will strike one in two men and one in three women in our lifetime. It’s a staggering reality that demands attention — an issue Nike remains committed to through support of the LIVESTRONG Foundation,” said Joe Monahan, Nike LIVESTRONG General Manager. “The Women’s World Championships presents an amazing opportunity to celebrate the LIVESTRONG movement in Canada and Nike is thrilled that the members of our national women’s team, the leaders at Hockey Canada and our partners at Sport Chek have joined together in our ongoing battle against cancer.”
The Foundation has invested more than $620,000 in excellent Canadian organizations and programs that serve survivors and further the fight against cancer. To date, Nike has helped raise more than $100 million for the Foundation and they fully support our mission to make cancer a global priority, reduce the stigma of the disease and make access to care a reality for all survivors.
“Hockey Canada and Team Canada have had a strong partnership with Nike for nearly 20 years. In that time we have seen how their ongoing commitment to the LIVESTRONG Foundation has made a real and undeniable difference in the fight against cancer,” said Dan Church, head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team. “As a team, we are extremely proud be a part of this opportunity and we look forward to wearing the jersey with pride and supporting this great cause.”
The Women’s World Championship LIVESTRONG jersey is currently available at Sport Chek and Sport Expert locations across Canada and will be available at www.sportchek.ca on March 13th.
Read the official Nike press release.