Bathurst teacher's campaign against esophageal cancer catches attention of NHL great

A Bathurst teacher and hockey coach says he never expected to receive so much support in his fight against cancer.

Bradley (Wendel) Chamberlain started the #tmWendelFcancer campaign back in May to awareness and money for esophageal cancer.

Chamberlain, who was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer in November, was nick-named Wendel during his junior hockey days after NHL legend Wendel Clark.

He sold 600 of the periwinkle blue bracelets in the first hour of the campaign and has ordered another 2,000 with half of those already spoken for.

The hashtag is getting some traction on social media and has even caught the attention of the great Wendel Clark himself who recently tweeted his support:

Chamberlain tells the Northern Light he wanted to do something to help and hopes that even one person might be spared from the awful disease.

(with files from the Northern Light)