Over 1.7 Million Dollars Raised for Breast Cancer Research, Education and
CALGARY, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Today, over 10 thousand registered
participants(*) created a sea of pink at the 16th annual Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at Southcentre Mall. Supporters ran, walked,
volunteered and cheered as part of Canada's largest volunteer-based,
single-day fundraising event for breast cancer. This year, the Run raised over
1.7 million dollars(*) in Calgary to fund breast cancer research, education and
"This year's awareness campaign focused on spirit and centered on hope
for a future without breast cancer. By participating and donating to the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, Calgarians bring hope
to those fighting breast cancer and those who have survived, so that no one
else has to face this terrible disease," said Heather Webber, Volunteer Co-Run
Director for the Calgary 2007 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for
the Cure. "We are absolutely thrilled to see the amount of support Calgarians
gave to the Run this year. It provides a benchmark for next year's Run and
encourages Calgarians to support such a worthy cause."
Catriona Le May Doan is honoured to return as the 2007 Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Honorary Chairperson and to lead
Calgarians in the one and five kilometre walk or run starting at Southcentre
Mall. "I am honoured to be back for the fourth year as Honorary Chairperson
for the Run for the Cure," said Catriona Le May Doan, Olympic and World
Champion speed skater. "Today is truly an inspiring day - a day of hope as we
help to ensure a future without breast cancer."
The Run would not be successful without the countless volunteers and
local sponsors who worked incredibly hard to support this event and family
members, friends and loved ones touched by breast cancer.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is also proud
to welcome back for the third consecutive year Canadian country
singer/songwriter Beverly Mahood. Mahood and her band flew in from Toronto to
perform at this year's event.
The 2008 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure takes
place at Southcentre Mall on Sunday, October 5th.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
As the leading volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a
future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works
collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative
breast cancer research, meaningful education and awareness programs, early
diagnosis and effective treatment while aiming towards a positive quality of
life for those living with breast cancer.
Founded in 1986, CBCF has chapters in BC/Yukon, Prairies/NWT, Ontario,
Manitoba, and the Atlantic provinces, in addition to several community-based
branch offices. The Foundation also partners with important organizations such
as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation and to support initiatives like the Run
in those provinces. For more information about the CBCF visit www.cbcf.org.
(*)Please note funds and registered participants outlined in this release
are approximate as numbers are still being calculated.
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