“Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure” Set for October 6, 2019
Local Windsor run dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer
By Rachelle Prince
Every day, 70 Canadians will hear the words “You have breast cancer”. This means that one in eight Canadian women is expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This fall, you can help make an impact on a future without breast cancer at an annual event held every October during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.
On Sunday, October 6, join hundreds of local participants at the Riverfront Festival Plaza in downtown Windsor for the “Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure”. Registered participants have the option of walking or running a 1 km or 5 km route to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The “Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure” is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer. The event funds important breast cancer research and health promotion initiatives across Canada.
Over the past 20 years, the Canadian Cancer Society and the former Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation have invested more than $360 million in breast cancer research; funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants.
Locally since 1998, Windsor Essex has raised more than $4 million to help find a cure.
“With our community’s continued support, the Canadian Cancer Society is able to invest in ground-breaking breast cancer research, compassionate support services, trusted cancer information and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians,” – Shayla Barker Klaczko, volunteer Run Director for Windsor
Last year, 82,000 people across Canada participated in the run. This year, registered teams with metastatic breast cancer in their team name will raise funds that go directly towards metastatic breast cancer research.
Metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV, is breast cancer that has spread to another part of the body, most commonly the liver, brain, bones, or lungs.As breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women, touching the lives of so many families every day, the run gives families, friends and supporters the opportunity to join together to honour and celebrate their loved ones while making a real difference in their communities.
Now more than ever before, researchers know about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer.
A $100 donation could fund two hours of life-saving research, which means your contribution could lead to the next breakthrough!
So, whether it’s your first time, or you’ve participated for years, event organizers look forward to having you join them on “Run Day” in Windsor. And if running isn’t your thing, consider walking your dog with other participants or creating a team with family and friends to help support this worthy cause.