We are all Change­mak­ers, when we Run! A 7th edi­tion for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Sher­brooke!

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

The Que­bec Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion is pleased to in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate in the Canadian Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion CIBC Run for the Cure tak­ing place in Sher­brooke, at Jac­ques-Cartier Park, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 2, start­ing at 8 a.m. Once again this year there will be plenty of cour­ses avail­able to please ev­ery­one! Dur­ing this day of cel­e­bra­tion, you will have the op­por­tu­nity to give it your best shot for the cause by walk­ing or run­ning on the 1, 5 and 10 km cour­ses and the 2 km cir­cuit for chil­dren!

This year, thanks to a per­son­al­ized on­line ex­pe­ri­ence, par­tic­i­pants will be at the very heart of the CIBC Run for the Cure pro­mo­tional cam­paign! You will find a mul­ti­tude of faces, each with their own story to tell, filled with hope and de­ter­mi­na­tion, that have come to­gether to cre­ate a fu­ture with­out breast can­cer.

In 2015, the CIBC Run for the Cure brought to­gether more than 9,000 par­tic­i­pants across the prov­ince and raised $2,153,040. Do­na­tions col­lected dur­ing the CIBC Run for the Cure al­low the Que­bec Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion to fund in­no­va­tive re­search projects, ed­u­ca­tional and aware­ness-rais­ing cam­paigns, as well as sup­port pro­grams for af­fected women and sur­vivors, and for their fam­i­lies, across the prov­ince.

Dur­ing the past year, the Que­bec Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion is proud to have given more than $850,000 to 6 or­ga­ni­za­tions across the prov­ince, in or­der to help them re­al­ize in­no­va­tive projects that will make a real dif­fer­ence in the lives of women af­fected by breast can­cer and sur­vivors, as well as their loved ones and health pro­fes­sion­als.

Dur­ing this great an­nual event that launches breast can­cer aware­ness month in Oc­to­ber, many en­ter­tain­ers and pub­lic fig­ures will be join­ing our am­bas­sador and breast can­cer sur­vivor, Pa­tri­cia Plante who says, "I de­cided to be­come an am­bas­sador for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Sher­brooke, be­cause this cause af­fects me di­rectly. I am liv­ing proof that can­cer can strike at any age. I there­fore be­lieve in the im­por­tance of rais­ing aware­ness."

To reg­is­ter for the CIBC Run for the Cure, sim­ply go to cibcrun­forthe­cure.com. Par­tic­i­pants will be asked to ei­ther make a $40 do­na­tion and re­ceive a tax re­ceipt, or raise a min­i­mum of $150 by so­lic­it­ing do­na­tions from fam­ily and friends.

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