Sep 24 2012
Posted by CHLY News as _Archive |
Get ready Nanaimo!
6 days left until the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
(Nanaimo, BC) – Canadians across the country will soon be grabbing their runners, glamming up in pink and writing messages of ‘who they are running for?’ at the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, September 30th, 2012.
Nanaimo joins 58 communities across the country for this inspiring event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led national event in Canada in support of breast cancer. This year, the CIBC Run for the Cure in Nanaimo will take place at Beban Park with opening ceremonies starting at 9:30am.
A group of dedicated volunteers have spent over 1,500 hours of their time preparing for a memorable Run day for Nanaimo residents. For the volunteer Run Directors, Ruth Christmas and Michelle Tonn they hope to see the momentum of fundraising in the community continue as Run day approaches. “It is not too late for people to participate and fundraise for the event on September 30th,” says Ruth. “Every person that comes out on Run day is helping increase awareness and funds for the cause.”
Last year, more than 1,000 walkers and runners participated in the 1km or 5km event helping raise over $218,000 in Nanaimo alone (contributing to a provincial fundraising total of $4.76 million). Across Canada, participants raised a total of more than $30 million. Organizers hope that 2012 sees an equally successful year as funds raised support initiatives in prevention, early detection, treatment, research and emerging issues in the health care workforce. All of the proceeds raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure in BC will remain in the BC/Yukon Region.
Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Canadian women. One in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2012, an estimated 22,700 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 5,100 will die from it.
Please join us on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 9:30am at Beban Park. Visit www.cbcf.org to participate, donate or volunteer. On Sunday, September 30th, who are you running for?