TORONTO, October 3, 2010 – Canadians show record breaking support today to raise $33 million in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Now in its 19th year, the Run for the Cure is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led, national event in support of breast cancer research. This year’s Run for the Cure attracted more than 170,000 Canadians in 60 communities across the country.
“Today’s event is an inspiring milestone for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the countless Canadians affected by breast cancer. These record-breaking results are a testament to how far we’ve come since the early grassroots beginnings of the Run for the Cure close to 20 years ago. Thanks to the generous support of so many, the Foundation continues to make a difference in communities across Canada,” says Dr. Ralph Strother, Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation National Board.
With the money raised from the Run for the Cure, the Foundation will continue to lead funding towards innovative and meaningful breast cancer research across the breast cancer continuum. Funding that is directed to renowned researchers and clinicians who are contributing to groundbreaking progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
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