Sunday, January 26, 2020

Run for the Cure Raises Thousands

Caption: Run Directors Heather Burk & Melissa Brooks announce the total raised at the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure in Chatham-Kent with the help of volunteers. – Photo Credit: Cheryl Johnstone

The CIBC Run for the Cure took place in Chatham-Kent on Sunday, October 6th. This is the 2nd year for the 5k and 1k run/walk in Chatham-Kent to raise funds for the breast cancer cause. 

363 participants took part, raising $60,237 (and counting as donations are still being accepted)! This is a HUGE jump from the inaugural Run in CK in 2018 when 258 people took part, raising $41,410.  Nationally, an estimated $17-million was raised this year. Locally, Enbridge won the Corporate Spirit Award for top fundraising corporate team.

The Rockettes won the Friends and Family Award for top fundraising team. Gord Dillon won the Determination Award for top individual fundraiser.

Special thanks to CIBC and our other sponsors, and thank you to all the participants and volunteers!

The Run is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, support programs, health education, and advocacy initiatives.

Since 1992, the Run has raised almost $445 million for the breast cancer cause, and last year alone, events across Canada raised $16 million with 82,000 participants. 

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