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Arizona Coyotes winger Max Domi shaves beard for diabetes awareness

By Alex Butler
Arizona Coyotes winger Max Domi shaves beard for diabetes awareness
Arizona Coyotes' Max Domi and St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo tie up during the first period on March 27 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

July 13 (UPI) -- NHL winger Max Domi launched a GoFundMe campaign and shaved his beard to raise money for diabetes research.

As of Thursday night, the campaign had raised $60,552 of its $100,000 goal.

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Domi calls the campaign a #FundRazor, which supports research for Type 1 diabetes.

He was diagnosed with diabetes at 12-years-old. Domi originally created the campaign to raise $25,000, which was surpassed in one day. He promised to match each donation up to $10,000. All of the proceeds support the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

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The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes "is a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada," according to its official website. "This event will challenge Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes."

Domi live-streamed the ceremony on Instagram. Photos from the event are also on his official website.

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The Arizona Coyotes donated $5,000 to the cause.

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"Dear Max, Congratulations on generating so much awareness by shaving your beard for Diabetes. Please accept my $5,000 donation for your very worthy cause. Sincerely, Andrew Barroway Owner, Chairman & Governor Arizona Coyotes," the Coyotes wrote on the GoFundMe page.

Domi had the beard trim at Starks Barber in Toronto. The 22-year-old had nine goals and 29 assists last season after posting 18 goals and 34 assists during his rookie campaign. He had a $832,500 base salary last season, according to Sportrac.

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"There are more than eleven million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes and every three minutes another Canadian is diagnosed," Domi wrote on his GoFundMe page.

"I'm looking to raise $100,000 and I'll be matching every dollar contribution up to $10,000, with all proceeds going towards JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes. Learn more at jdrfrevolution.ca and share on social media with the hashtag #jdrfrevolution."

According to a news release, the first 100 contributors to give $100 or more will receiver a personalized 8x10 autographed photo of Domi. The first 12 donations of at least $25,000 get an autographed Team Canada jersey LE Nike 100 years. The first two donations of at least $5,000 got an autographed, game-used, stick from Domi.

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