Run for the Cure raises nearly $250K at Bear Creek Park

SURREY – More than 1,300 participants arrived at Bear Creek Park Sunday to put their legs to use in raising funds for breast cancer research. The event? Surrey’s secondannual Canadian Breast Cancer CIBC Run for the Cure, which brought in nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars at $243,605.

“We did phenomenal, we are so excited and so happy,” said run director Vonda Dickman. “We had a more people, more funds raised, and we wanted to grow Surrey and we believe that there are still more in the community who would like to come forward and be a part of this event.”

Dickman said it was clear how much Surrey cares about the cause as this year’s funds came in at $66,000 more than last year. Combined with the funds raised at runs held simultaneously around the country, Canadian runners raised a total of $25 million for 2014.

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