On October 6 2019, 1900 runners, walkers, strollers, and even a few furry friends, hit the pavement at Lakeview Park in Oshawa for the 20th anniversary of the Durham Region Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure in support of the breast cancer cause.
They joined 85,000 Canadians who laced up their shoes in 57 communities across the country to take part raising $17 million that will help the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) continue to benefit the best breast cancer research in Canada, as well as vitally important support system that helps people better manage life with cancer. These programs, such as a national, toll-free helpline and peer support, help people with breast cancer live their lives as fully as possible.
“Since the Run began in 1992, it has raised $462 millionfor the breast cancer cause,” says Andrea Seale, CEO, CCS. “It’s because of the funds Canadians raise through the CIBC Run for the Cure that we know more than ever how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer, and have been able to help reduce the mortality rate by almost half since it peaked in 1986.”
The Durham Region run site raised $330,957 in 2019, and in 20 years has raised $8,533,486. The next Run is scheduled for October 4 2020.