Minister Guergis motivates colleagues to Walk, Run and Roll for the Cure

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women), is pleased to promote fundraising for breast cancer research by launching a walk around Parliament Hill by Parliamentarians. The goal is to encourage Canadians to participate in and donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, taking place in communities across the country on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

"In Ottawa, on Parliament Hill, we are not immune. Many have had someone close to them battle breast cancer; some have battled it themselves," said Minister of State Guergis. "My colleagues and many who work on the Hill are here today to join with tens of thousands of Canadians who walk, run and roll for the cure. Just by being here, putting one foot in front of the other to promote fundraising for breast cancer research, we are making a difference."

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs. For more information, to register and to donate, visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure website at

Status of Women Canada is a federal government agency working to promote equality for women, and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.

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For further information: For further information: Semhar Tekeste, Special Assistant, Communications, Office of the Minister of State (Status of Women), (819) 956-4000; Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Strategic Planning, Status of Women Canada, (613) 995-7839

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