Weekend run successful

  • Oct. 5, 2011 3:00 p.m.

More than 800 participants gathered at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in Red Deer this past Sunday to help build awareness, celebrate survival and honour those touched by breast cancer.

Raising over a total of $240,000, the Red Deer Run for the Cure site has helped the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure to raise over $30 million.

“Today’s inspiring event demonstrates the connection to breast cancer felt by thousands of Canadians. The generosity of Run for the Cure participants, donors, volunteers and sponsors, allows the Foundation to continue making great strides to reduce the burden of breast cancer in Canada,” said Dr. Ralph Strother, chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation National Board.

“For 25 years, the Foundation has made a significant impact towards our vision of creating a future without breast cancer and since then, the breast cancer mortality rate has fallen by more than 35 per cent.”