For the past two years I have been extremely proud to put together a team for my sister, Kate. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer 20 months ago. Kate has beaten the odds time and time again; she continues to surprise her doctors and nurses. If it weren’t for people like us, collecting donations and participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, Kate may never have been given the opportunities and treatments she has been so fortunate to have.
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 »
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for The Cure on Sunday, October 4th represents several tremendous and courageous stories … we thought you should hear about one more…
This Sunday, I’ll be joining an extraordinary team in London, Ontario (Sue-per Fighters) to walk in memory of my best friend Amanda’s mother, Susan Alvaro. Sue lost her battle with breast cancer this past June at the age of 58. Like many of the women that have inspired your walkers/runners, Sue was the epitome of courage. Instead of anger and defeat, she chose hope. Because of people like her, ten more young women have joined the team this year.
What is incredible about this team is that we just registered two days ago on a last minute decision, and in just two days we have raised $6000 – and still have a couple more days to go! Remarkably in this short amount of time, Amanda is also in second place for London’s Top Fundraiser and may even surpass the woman who has won for the past several years. Read the rest of this entry »
The Hughes Hugs Team is running for Tim Hughes’ mother, Nancy, who has been living with breast cancer for 10 years. Today, the Hughes Hugs Team has 15 members, but there are countless nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends who provide encouragement and help raise funds from local businesses, churches as well as their friends and neighbours. Tim is a fitness instructor and he is inspired to see Canadians of all ages and abilities participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Tim and team have been actively fundraising in the lead-up to the Run and Tim has been able to tie the team’s efforts back to his own field of work. Tim expressed the following:
(In my fundraising efforts) I highlighted the research of Patrick Lee at Dalhousie that the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation funds. Since I work in science research my colleagues can relate to the cost of research and can easily see the link between their donation and the results.
My name is Billie Jo and like a lot of others I have not been touched by breast cancer, YET.
I am 39 years old, I have two grandmothers aged 93 and 86, a mother, a sister, three daughters of my own, 6 nieces, 3 sisters-in-law and a mother in law. All of these women inspire me each day in some way. This is my first Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure but certainly don’t want it to be my last. The women in my life have inspired me to be healthier & happier.
We are running for the countless woman in Canada who aren’t as lucky as we…..Our team, The Desert Diva’s, is a combination of mothers/daughters, cousins, sisters & friends, all coming together for a great cause!!!
Billie Jo Rossing