Women challenged to go the extra muddy mile in the fight against cancer
TORONTO, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Women across Ontario are invited to enjoy a day of mud, sweat and cheers at the Canadian Cancer Society's Mudmoiselle events launching this summer. These mud run fundraisers feature 5-kilometre obstacle courses winding through the hills and terrain at six venues in the province. Money raised through Mudmoiselle will fund Canada's most promising cancer research and vital support services for cancer patients and their families.
"Two in five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. While survival rates have increased over the years, more work needs to be done," says Tonya Stewart, Director of Special Events at the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. "Mudmoiselle gives women the opportunity to get dirty and fight this terrible disease."
The groundbreaking challenge is open to women of all fitness levels, whether they run marathons or run after their kids. "Through Mudmoiselle, women can test their endurance and strength all while supporting Canadians with cancer," says Stewart. "This will be a rewarding experience for girlfriends, mothers and daughters to team up and get dirty for a good cause."
The Society is hosting six Mudmoiselle events across the province in 2015:
- Peterborough area, July 11
- Subury, August 22
- Timmins, August 22
- Collingwood area, September 12
- Kingston, September 19
- Halton Region, September 26
Visit Mudmoiselle.ca today to get all the dirty details on these events!
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and supporting people living with cancer through research funding, services and advocacy. We are Canada's largest charity fighting all types of cancer and leading authority on cancer statistics and information. To learn more, call 1 888 939-3333 or visit cancer.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)
Video with caption: "Video: The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging women across Ontario to get dirty for a good cause at its six Mudmoiselle fundraising events being held this summer.". Video available at: https://youtu.be/RAOBQi7ImA4
Image with caption: "The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging women across Ontario to get dirty for a good cause at its six Mudmoiselle fundraising events being held this summer. (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150506_C4173_PHOTO_EN_16262.jpg
For further information: or to book an interview opportunity, please contact: Camille Beaubien, Canadian Cancer Society, 416-323-7181, [email protected]