The Canadian Cancer Society and CIBC invite residents of North Bay to lace up their shoes and come together to make a real difference for those impacted by breast cancer at the 32nd annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Taking place in 53 communities across the country, including North Bay, the Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day, volunteer-led initiative in support of the breast cancer cause. The event raises funds for world-leading research and vitally important support programs to help people facing breast cancer live longer, fuller lives.
“The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is an inspiring day that brings people, families and communities across Canada together to make a difference for people living with or beyond breast cancer,” says Tanya Henry of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). “Thanks to our supporters and partners in communities like North Bay, important progress is being made in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. Proceeds raised at last year’s Run are now supporting researchers to develop an immunotherapy vaccine to treat triple-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult to treat types of breast cancer, and many other promising CCS-funded research projects.”
Breast cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer among women, with one in eight women expected to face a diagnosis in their lifetime. By fundraising and participating in the Run, Canadians are making a real, lasting difference. Over the last five years, CCS has invested $62.6 million in breast cancer research across the country. Today, 89 per cent of women and 80% of men with breast cancer survive at least five years past their diagnosis. Notably, since the peak of breast cancer in 1986, the death rate for Canadians with breast cancer has been nearly cut in half.
This significant progress is thanks to Canadians’ continued commitment to changing the future of breast cancer forever. In 2022, 45,000 Canadians came together in person and virtually to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure, raising more than $13 million. Funds raised through the Run go towards compassionate support programs like transportation services, accommodation, wig services, an online community and a toll-free helpline, as well as making a lasting impact on improved breast cancer outcomes through life-saving research.
For the past 27 years, CIBC has partnered with CCS and provided unwavering support, helping transform the Run into a nationwide breast cancer movement. Since 1997, more than 10,000 CIBC employees each year have volunteered, fundraised and run in communities across the country to bring Canadians closer to changing the future of breast cancer forever. To date, Team CIBC has raised over $60 million.
The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is open to everyone. Participants can register to run or walk a 5 km or 1 km route at the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure site in North Bay. Visit cibcrunforthecure.com to register or donate today.