CIBC Run for the Cure

An In­spir­ing Day Of Per­sonal Achieve­ment

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

Que­bec Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion is pleased to kick off the 2015 edi­tion of the Cana­dian Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion CIBC Run for the Cure, tak­ing place on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 4th. Once again this year, the cities of Mon­treal, Que­bec and Sher­brooke will host events, but there’s a new ad­di­tion to the trio: the city of Val-d’Or, in Abitibi-Temis­camingue! More­over, the Que­bec Run will of­fer a new 10 km timed course and Sher­brooke, a 2 km chil­dren’s course.

“Each year, the run is a highly emo­tional event, since it hon­ours sur­vivors like Nalie, our am­bas­sador, along with all of those who are no longer with us,” said Mit­sou. “Ev­ery­one who took part to­day has their own rea­son or mo­ti­va­tion for join­ing the Run for the Cure, but we all share one aim: life free of breast can­cer! I am op­ti­mistic that one day, we’ll reach that goal.”

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the big­gest vol­un­teer-run fundrais­ing event in the fight against breast can­cer. Last year’s edi­tion of the CIBC Run for the Cure events in Que­bec at­tracted over 11,000 par­tic­i­pants and rose $2.4 M for in­no­va­tive breast can­cer re­search projects in Que­bec. Over 400 peo­ple were in­volved in or­ga­niz­ing the three Que­bec events. Money rose by the runs and dur­ing Oc­to­ber makes it pos­si­ble for the Foun­da­tion to ful­fill each part of its mis­sion: to fi­nance re­search and in­no­va­tion, to sup­port women af­fected by breast can­cer and their fam­i­lies, and to make breast health a pri­or­ity through aware­ness ini­tia­tives and ed­u­ca­tion.

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