Over $51,000 raised for breast cancer research, awareness
© Geraldine Brophy
Sabrina Ropson and Jada Osmond joined in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 in Corner Brook. The event saw 250 participants taking part and raising $51,109, with more money to come.
CORNER BROOK — The seventh annual Corner Brook - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday afternoon raised more than $50,000 for research.
Following the event — which started at the Pepsi Studio and included 250 participants as well as 50 volunteers — it was calculated that $51,109 had been collected, but pledges remained open and it was expected that numbers would increase.
The fundraising event included the option of a five-kilometre run, five-kilometre walk or a one-kilometre portion, and was available to anyone of any fitness level.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.
Bethany Hoffe, volunteer co-ordinator, said the event surpassed expectations through the support from residents of Corner Brook and the surrounding area — which has flourished over the past seven years.
Hoffe said the energy which was brought to the event was outstanding and the biggest highlight of the event.
“There was a lot of people cheering one another on as soon as they would cross the finish line,” she said. “There was even people standing at the back cheering the next runner on, so it was fantastic.”