I have been a supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for three years since my aunt passed away from breast cancer in 2006. I watched her fight for her life. It was devastating to watch and harder to come to terms with. I didn’t want other women or my family members to have to live with breast cancer. I want a cure and if I can help in a small way, I will, from fundraising to awareness!
Churchill Public School Principal David Farrow challenged his students to raise $10,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. If they succeeded, he would dine on deep fried worms!
Students from the St Clement’s Run team received a special surprise when they collected their award at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure 2009 – the guest presenters were the Jonas Brothers!
Since 2004, St. Clement’s School has been the top fundraising school for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This year, we also set a new school record for the number of participants! Our team was 240 members strong and we raised $27,000.00. On October 2, 2009, the entire school showed their support by wearing pink. Everyone outfitted themselves in their finest pink clothing and donated $2.00 toward the school team. Read the rest of this entry »
Breast cancer affects us all, even Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation employees.
I am in an interesting position – I am a woman in her mid 50’s who two years ago was completing treatment for breast cancer (May 2007) and I am an employee of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There is just a little bit of an irony in that the fact that while working for the Foundation, I should be diagnosed with breast cancer – but the reality is that this disease does not discriminate. The good news is that the five year breast cancer survivor rate is now at 87% – which demonstrates great progress, but that does not mean that women and men are not still affected. My mother has also been affected by breast cancer and happily she is among those people who have made it to and surpassed the 7-year mark.
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I had participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure for several years, but stopped about 5 years ago. Then my friend from work, Janis, found she had cancer again. She originally had breast cancer many years before, but it had gone into remission. When her cancer re-appeared, the doctors tried, but couldn’t help her. It eventually spread to her brain, and she passed away May 2007.
I took up the Run again that year, in her memory, and will keep going as long as I can, with the support of my team-mate (younger son), and my photographer (husband) and photographer’s assistant (older son). We will beat this.