CIBC Run for the Cure Goes Sunday
Prince George, B.C. – The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure hits the streets of Prince George and other Canadian communities this weekend in the largest, single day breast cancer fundraiser of the year.
A total of 62 communities across the country, nine in B.C., are taking part by hosting 1km and 5km walks/runs to raise money for breast cancer research, education and advocacy programs. Prince George Co-Run Director Melissa Veregin says “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.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among Canadian women over the age of 20 and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in nine Canadian women is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2015, an estimated 25,000 women in this country and 220 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Prince George Run for the Cure is being held on Sunday at City Hall. Take note of the following times:
Registration: 8:30 am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 am
Survivor Parade: 9:55 am
1km/5km Start Time: 10 am
Awards: 10:50 am
Money raised through the CIBC Run for the Cure is invested in leading edge research and support education and advocacy programs.