Across Ontario, $13.1 million was raised with more than 62,000
participants in 22 communities
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 18,000 Torontonians gathered
today at the University of Toronto, St. George (downtown) Campus to
help raise over $4.2 million for breast cancer research, education and
Across Canada, over $30 million was raised with 170,000 people
participating in 60 communities. This year more than 62,000 people
participated in the province of Ontario with $13.1 million raised. The
CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest, single-day, community-driven
fundraising event in support of the breast cancer cause.
"Today, women diagnosed with breast cancer are living longer and with a
better quality of life, thanks to tremendous research advancements made
possible by our community's contributions," says Sandra Palmaro, CEO of
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region. "But with one
in nine Canadian women being diagnosed with breast cancer in her
lifetime, there is still so much to learn. I want to congratulate
today's participants across Ontario for their commitment to continued
investment in innovative and relevant research".
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder
of breast cancer research in Canada and one of the largest in the
world. Its investments in research and fellowships are changing the
landscape of what is known and understood about breast health and
breast cancer and have enabled advancements in prevention, earlier
detection, breast cancer treatment and patient care.
"Our thanks to all of the participants, the volunteers and the donors,
whose contributions are helping to create a future without breast
cancer. Seeing so many dedicated people come together for the breast
cancer cause makes us very proud to be the title sponsor of the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure," says
Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, CIBC.
About The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1986 as the first
community-driven organization in the country devoted exclusively to
breast cancer research, breast health and breast cancer education and
advocacy. Our goal is to reduce the number of people diagnosed with
breast cancer, and to improve quality of life for those affected. We
fund world-class researchers and clinicians who are making
groundbreaking progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis,
treatment and care. Since 1986, the Foundation's Ontario Region has
awarded over $93 million in funding for nearly 600 grants, supporting
research projects, fellowships and community health initiatives. For
more information visit 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 2011, CIBC contributed more than $35 million to
charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national,
regional and local organizations.
You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press
Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
Image with caption: "More than 18,000 participants raised over $4.2 million towards creating a future without breast cancer in Toronto's 2012 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. (CNW Group/Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120930_C2962_PHOTO_EN_18680.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter)
For further information:
For more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure contact:
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