Mister Transmission Commits to Raising $50K for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Mister Transmission shops coast-coast will run in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4, 2015.

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TORONTO, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Mister Transmission, Canada's largest chain of transmission and technology experts, is proud to announce the continuance of their partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To support the cause, Mister Transmission shops from coast-to-coast have committed to raising a minimum of $50K by November 30, 2015. The agreement was finalized in July 15, 2015.

This is the second year of Mister Transmission's partnership with the national charity. Last year they committed to the same amount, yet exceeded expectations by raising just over $80K. Mister Transmission kicked off this year's fundraising with an annual golf tournament, held at the King's Riding Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario. This event brought in $15K for CBCF.

"Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is grateful to Mister Transmission and their employees across the country for their passion and commitment to our vision of a future without breast cancer," said Anthony Miceli, Executive Director, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region. "Funds raised through the CIBC Run for the Cure enable CBCF to continue to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, education and advocacy initiatives."

"Last year was a test to see how well we would do, as you can tell our team kicked it out of the park," said Randall A. Moore, President and CEO, Mister Transmission (International). "A large number of our employees' family and friends have been affected by breast cancer, which makes this initiative close to our hearts. This year we intend to surpass our donation raised last year. Everyone really enjoyed participating and we are excited to do it all again!"

Participating Mister Transmission shops will participate in the run in support of fellow employees and franchise owners, as well as the millions of people affected by breast cancer in Canada.

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day event of its kind in Canada. Funds raised are donated to support groundbreaking research, education, and advocacy initiatives across Canada.

About Mister Transmission (International)

Mister Transmission is Canada's leading chain of transmission and technology experts. Mister Transmission has spent more than 50 years keeping customers on the road. With more than 65 locations coast-to-coast, Mister Transmission is able to offer outstanding warranty protection, expert service, and quality transmission repairs. For more information visit: www.mistertransmission.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 4, 2015 in one of our 65 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 www.cibcrunforthecure.com.

About 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 www.cbcf.org.

About CIBC

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 www.cibc.com

SOURCE Mister Transmission (International)

Image with caption: "Mister Transmission’s corporate team “We Give a Shift” on October 5, 2014 accepting the Top Fundraiser award for Richmond Hill, ON. (CNW Group/Mister Transmission (International))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150727_C8726_PHOTO_EN_458876.jpg

For further information: For media inquiries please contact: Mister Transmission (International), Belinda Dodaro, 905-884-1511; Information for supporting organizations: www.mistertransmission.com/giving-back

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