The support the Foundation receives through the CIBC Run for the Cure has a lasting impact on those affected by breast cancer.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Participants are now able to register for the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, which takes place on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in 64 communities across Canada.
Geared towards walkers and runners of all levels, the CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event in support of the breast cancer cause. By visiting http://www.cibcrunforthecure.com, participants can register as individuals, or as a team. Our new, easy-to-use navigation means participants can make their own profile page where they can set a goal, share their story and start fundraising. Last year’s event attracted 130,000 people who raised $27 million in support of breast cancer research, education and advocacy programs across Canada.
“The support the Foundation receives through the CIBC Run for the Cure has a lasting impact on those affected by breast cancer,” says Jane Parsons, CEO, CBCF - Atlantic. “This is evident at the event when you look into the eyes of the survivors and their families. You can’t help but feel hopeful. We know that together we are indeed creating a future without breast cancer.”
The registration fee of $40 will be automatically waived when a participant commits to raising $150 or more. By registering now, walkers and runners have more time to hit their fundraising goal and help the Foundation create a future without breast cancer.
Since its inception in 1992, the CIBC Run for the Cure has helped the Foundation fund groundbreaking research from coast to coast. Thanks to the efforts of the Foundation and their supporters, mortality rates have declined by 42% since their peak in 1986. Early detection methods, such as regular mammography screening, have helped many women - and men - improve their chances of survival.
For more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure or to register, visit: http://www.cibcrunforthecure.com.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. Join us on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in one of our 64 communities across Canada as we come together to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
Funds raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and education programs that are having an impact. For more information, visit http://www.cibcrunforthecure.com.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at http://www.cbcf.org.
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million to nearly 1,900 charitable and non-profit initiatives in more than 430 communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at http://www.cibc.com
For more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure contact:
Chris Burke, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 416-263-7949; cburke (at) cbcf (dot) org.