CIBC Run for the Cure Ottawa/Gatineau
The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a trailblazing partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society, CIBC and communities across Canada that is changing the face of breast cancer. In February 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to increase efficiencies and amplify the impact of donor dollars. All proceeds from the Run will continue to benefit the breast cancer cause at CCS.
CIBC Run for the Cure events are held every October in 56 locations across Canada and feature both 1k and 5k distance options.
The event brings together an incredible community of people who have a personal connection to breast cancer and want to show their support. It’s an inspirational day that raises significant funds for CBCF, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. CBCF invests these dollars in the most promising breast cancer research that is leading the way in prevention, diagnosis and treatment and care, as well as funding Canada’s leading breast cancer patient support network, which works to improve the quality of life and the emotional support needed for those affected by this disease.
As breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women and touches the lives of so many families every day, the CIBC Run for the Cure gives families, friends, and supporters the opportunity to join together in honouring their loved ones, and making a real difference.