Run for the Cure raises over $30 million for breast cancer

Vancouver, October 1st, 2012: Yesterday morning, breast cancer survivors, their families, friends, and supporters ran for a future without breast cancer by participating in the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Vancouver.

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Participants show their support at the Vancouver finish line

The countless hours spent organizing this event and the funds raised show the passion that unites our supporters to not only change the face of breast cancer but further our understanding of it.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

Yesterday morning, breast cancer survivors, their families, friends, and supporters ran for a future without breast cancer by participating in the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Vancouver.

Participants walked or ran the 5 or the 1 kilometre route, having fundraised in the months prior to event day, and raising more than $1.57 million in Vancouver as of Sunday morning.

At British Columbia’s eight sites, some 22,000 participants contributed to a regional fundraising total of $3.15 million. Across Canada, participants in 59 communities raised a total of over $30 million. All funds support initiatives in prevention, early detection, treatment, research and emerging issues in the health care workforce.

“The countless hours spent organizing this event and the funds raised show the passion that unites our supporters to not only change the face of breast cancer but further our understanding of it. We are so extremely grateful to all of our supporters and participants,” said Joan Chambers, board chair, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/ Yukon Region.

Volunteer Run Directors Scott Johnson and Dana Sebal commended the volunteers who made the event possible, saying “The ongoing success of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is attributed to thousands of dedicated volunteers who commit time, energy and resources to the cause. For them, this isn’t about a one-day event with thousands of participants. This is one step in the journey towards a future when no one need fear a diagnosis of breast cancer.”

Top fundraisers in Vancouver

The following results and awards were presented today in Vancouver based on fundraising results as of Run day:

  • Determination Award for the individual who raised the most donations: Hemanshu Mehta
  • CIBC Corporate Spirit Team Challenge Award winner for the most donations raised by a corporate team: Odlum Brown
  • Women’s Team Challenge Award for the team of women who raised the most donations: Abreast in a Boat
  • Friends and Family Team Challenge Award (presented by East Side Mario’s) for the team in the community which raises the most donations: Team Wilson
  • School Team Challenge Award (presented by Domino’s Pizza) for the school team which raised the most donations: The Accelerators
  • Post Secondary Challenge Award for the student who raised the most donations: Joanna Triscott

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event which raises funds for breast cancer research, community education and awareness programs.

Fundraising hasn’t stopped - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and donations can be made until the end of the month.

For more information, or to make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit http://www.cbcf.org or call 1-800-561-6111.


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