Written by Pavan Virdee
The CIBC Run for the Cure is just around the corner. This year, it’s taking place on Sunday, October 2nd, and Queen’s Law is excited to continue its tradition of having a team run for this incredible event! While many of us know that the Run for the Cure helps to raise money for cancer research, there’s lots more to it…
So, what IS the CIBC Run for the Cure?
The Run for the Cure is the product of a partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), CIBC, and communities across the country that have taken a stand against breast cancer. It’s an incredible initiative that today draws over 100,000 participants and raises over $20 million.
Run Day takes place in 63 locations across Canada. Each community brings together individuals who are committed to changing the face of breast cancer in a day full of activity and hope – and of course, t-shirts in the official colour of breast cancer awareness – pink!
Why do we do it?
Queen’s Law has a history of fundraising for cancer research and spreading awareness about the cause. The QLCS is committed to putting on awareness events and activities to engage our entire QL community, ranging from soccer-baseball tournaments to the annual Cabaret for a Cure.
We choose to take part in CIBC’s Run for the Cure each year because it is a FANTASTIC event in support of an important cause! One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women. While most breast cancers will be diagnosed in women over the age of 50, about 36 percent of cancers diagnosed in women between the ages of 30 and 49 will be breast cancer.
Breast cancer continues to affect women and their families every year. The good news is that fewer Canadian women are dying from breast cancer today than in the past – the breast cancer mortality rate is down 44% since its peak in 1986. Stronger guidelines surrounding mammography screening and advanced technology have led to earlier detection of breast cancer, and improved treatments have helped more and more women fight the disease. It’s events like CIBC’s Run for the Cure, which uses the money it raises to create breast cancer research grants, community health grants, and support programs, which contribute to the fight against breast cancer.
We’re so excited to be part of this year’s Run for the Cure. QL, it’s time for us to show breast cancer The Power of Pink!
We hope you’ll be joining us this Sunday to share with us why YOU Run for the Cure! If you’d like to donate or join our team, you can do so here: http://cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcf.com/site/TR/RunfortheCureFY17/RFTC17?team_id=100028&pg=team&fr_id=2534&imt=team&uuid=43e859c7-6b39-4066-b69a-cca3670af491&bc=1472223549315