The annual CIBC Run for the Cure takes place at Bear Creek Park on Sunday

Get in the pink to help battle breast cancer

Annual CIBC Run for the Cure fundraising event takes place Sunday, Oct. 4 in Bear Creek Park.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will be hosting its annual fundraising event next month – the largest single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for the breast cancer cause.

In Surrey, the CIBC Run for the Cure will be at Bear Creek Park on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The annual 1km/5km walk/run is made possible with the commitment of volunteers who make the event happen in 62 communities across the country. The Surrey organizing committee starts as early as April to plan, organize and execute the event in October.

“The CIBC Run for the Cure is an inspiring day where our community comes together to support the breast cancer cause, and those impacted by this disease,” said Vonda Dickman, volunteer co-run director. “On run day, we see this amazing support – whether it’s for a breast cancer survivor, someone going through treatment, or even participating in memory of someone. We are all there to create a future without breast cancer.”

Bernice Scholten, executive director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon region, said funds raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure allows the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to invest in leading0edge research and support education and advocacy programs for the breast cancer community.

“With one in nine Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, we need to continue raising funds for new research in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care to significantly improves lives of women and their families,” Scholten said.

There’s still time to participate and get started on fundraising. To register or donate, or volunteer your time, visit for more information.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among Canadian women over the age of 20 and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. In 2015, an estimated 25,000 Canadian women (and 220 Canadian men) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Join the CIBC Run for the Curre on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Bear Creek Park. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the start of the run/walk begins at 10 a.m.



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