Beard-A-Thon

Things are going to get hairy.

Since 2011, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) for the annual NHLPA Beard-a-thon, an initiative in support of life-saving research. Honoring a great hockey tradition, National Hockey League (NHL) players ask Canadians to grow real or virtual beards with them during the NHL playoffs, while raising funds to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

To participate in the NHLPA Beard-a-thon, fans can pledge their favorite NHL player, beard-growing friends and family, or sign-up to “grow some hair to show they care”. Thanks to the involvement of NHLPA players and passionate fans, the NHLPA Beard-a-thon has raised over $300,000 to date, fueling HSF research, health education and social change to improve heart health for all Canadians.

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  • April 17, 2012
NHLPA and Heart & Stroke Foundation Team Up Again for Beard-a-thon

NHLPA and Heart & Stroke Foundation Team Up Again for Beard-a-thon

NHLPA Divisional Rep, Rob Zamuner on hand in Ottawa for the local launch of the 2012 NHLPA Beard-a-thon in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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  • June 22, 2011
The men behind the beards

The men behind the beards

Would I participate in Beardathon again? Absolutely, without question!

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  • June 21, 2011
NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Raises Close to $200K

NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Raises Close to $200K

Proceeds will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada place more Automated External Defibrillators in arenas across Canada

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  • June 1, 2011
NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Surpasses $100K Raised

NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Surpasses $100K Raised

Hundreds of fans join Kesler, Hamhuis, Bergeron and other NHL players growing beards for the cause

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  • April 28, 2011
NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Raises Over $50K in First Round of Playoffs

NHLPA Beard-A-Thon Raises Over $50K in First Round of Playoffs

To startup the second round, NHLPA will be matching fan pledges. Proceeds go towards the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada purchasing AEDs for Canadian arenas

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