Shoot for the Cure

Shoot for the Cure - Shawnda Muir Fundraiser

In 2007, career woman and hockey mom Shawnda Muir faced the challenge of her life: three diagnoses of cancer in her immediate family. After losing her father in April, and while her husband was recovering from his treatments, Shawnda herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in September.

She turned her family's ordeal into a way to help others affected by this disease. In February of 2008 – while undergoing chemotherapy treatments – she organized a community hockey fundraiser that raised an incredible $135,000 for cancer research. She continues to lead this fundraiser annually, raising over $260,000 to date.

Each year the Shoot for the Cure team continues the fight against cancer by encouraging people to adopt a healthier lifestyle, by entering a team into the CancerCare Manitoba Challenge for Life 20K walk, and by donating 20 percent of profits from all Cancer Scores a Hat Trick book sales to cancer research.

We hope you will participate by:

If you have a hockey team that has been impacted by cancer and would like to make a difference, contact Shawnda to see how you too can help in the hockey world with the fight against cancer.


Shoot for the Cure 2008
2011 Campaign

In 2011, the Shoot for the Cure Team raised over $30,000 for CancerCare Manitoba, when they competed in the 20K Challenge for Life Walk on June 11th. That brings our grand total to over $260,000 over the last four years! Team fundraisers also included a wellness challenge to encourage participants to adopt a healthier life style.

2010 Campaign

In 2010, the Shoot for the Cure Team raised over $25,000 for CancerCare Manitoba when they competed in the 20k Challenge for Life walk on June 12th. Team fundraisers also included wellness seminars, where by participants were able to renew themselves on all four dimensions of healthy living: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

2009 Campaign

In 2009, the Shoot for the Cure hosted a Gala & Pledge Drive which raised over $70,000 for CancerCare Manitoba. Thanks to the four hockey families impacted by cancer that were highlighted this year – Barry and Heather Watson, Carolyn Finnson, Mason Sesak and Dale Rempel.

2008 Campaign

In 2008, the Shoot for the Cure hockey and ringette campaign raised over $135,000 for CancerCare Manitoba at Oak Bluff Community Centre. Events included a three week pledge-a-thon for Macdonald hockey and ringette players, teen dance, Alumni Winnipeg Jets vs the local "old-timers" hockey game, pancake breakfast, profile hockey and ringette games, tribute ceremony, and social. Thanks to all the corporate sponsors, volunteers, Macdonald hockey and ringette players, family and friends.