Get To Know Your Running Clubs: Canadian Cancer Society Running Team
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Brittany Russell about the Canadian Cancer Society running team!
You have probably seen team members out and about at a number of large races, want to know what the deal is? Read on!
Hi Brittany! Can you tell us a bit about how the running team works
Our running team helps support runners to meet their fundraising goals by providing training and fundraising support. Runners who want to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society can choose their run location, distance and run type. We provide them with a fundraising page/tools, training plans, and more!
Tell us a bit about your members
We have runners of all ages, and experience levels that run as part of our team. Run as a family, with friends, or challenge yourself, all are welcome!
Any cost to be a member/join?
Membership is free! Runners that raise $300 and over will receive a race tank to wear proudly on the day of their run!
Are you affiliated with any events?
Yes, we are affiliated with a number of events including:
- Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
- Mississauga Marathon
- Oakville Half
- Goodlife Marathon
- Ottawa Race Weekend
You can also go to www.cancer.ca/marathons to view a full list of the events that we’re affiliated with.
Anything else that we should know?
With you by our side, the Canadian Cancer Society is leading the fight against all cancers. Because of you, we have more impact, against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada.
Your generous donations fund:
Life-saving cancer research
Information and support services for cancer patients and their families
Prevention efforts that reduce your risk of cancer
Advocacy initiatives that protect the health of all Canadians
Last year, with the support of our donors, we invested $58.9 million in the fight for life. Highlights include:
We funded $21.3 million in life-saving research that is transforming the way cancer is prevented, diagnosed, and treated.
Our volunteers drove 15,600 cancer patients on 197,000 trips to life-saving treatment appointments.
Our Cancer Information Service empowered 24,598 cancer patients with the information they need to better understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions about their health.
- Our specially trained volunteers reached 15,380 people through conversations and presentations on the importance of early detection and cancer screening.
Want to learn more?
Connect with the Canadian Cancer Society Running Team through any of these links:
Looking for runs in and around Toronto? Have a look at the RunGuides List of upcoming Toronto Runs for a list of running events in the area