CIBC Run for the Cure

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the 3rd year I will be participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30th, 2007. John and I have done our fair share of runs in the city in the past but we usually make sure to catch this one every year because it’s for such a great cause.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is an extraordinary single-day experience that unites more than 170,000 Canadians in 53 communities across the country. Together, we’re raising millions of dollars to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs in the communities where you live. [CBCF]

The run is 5kms and you certainly have the option to walk as well. The course is usually around False Creek, starting at BC Place, looping through Chinatown, past Science World, over the Cambie bridge and back into BC Place. It also takes place on the same day across the country in over 50 other cities.

If you don’t feel like participating, (although I would highly suggest it, you meet lots of cool people, are encouraged to wear pink, get some swag and free granola bars mmm) you can sponsor a participant.

My personal donation page is here, or you can donate to the cause in general or another runner anywhere in the country.

Your donation will be added to the critical funds raised by the Run, and will be directed towards research, education and awareness programs. If you’re able, come on out September 30th and take part in this really great event.

Update: John’s got his post up nowl in case you’d like to sponsor him for the event as well [Audihertz]

Current Contests on Miss604
*All contests are open to residents of Canada only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Some contests may only be open to those 19 years of age and older. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts. Contest policy »

7 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Mom-In-LawWednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 11:26am PDT

    Really proud of the two of you for doing this. At last a good place for John to wear the pink trimmed jacket we sent to him last Christmas!

  2. AdelaideWednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 11:29am PDT

    Hey, I’m doing the run too, so I may catch a little glimpse of you in the massive crowd 😉

  3. GZ ExpatWednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 3:22pm PDT

    Tai-Tai’s best friend was diagnosed a couple years ago with breast cancer…in the midst of their young daughter going through brain cancer treatment. It was devastating for all.

    The greatest news for all…she is cancer free after her surgery and treatment…as his her daughter after TWO bouts with tumors in her brain.

    The money does go towards real research and treatments. Best of luck on your run.

  4. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Sponsor Buzz in the Tour of CourageMonday, September 17th, 2007 — 10:01am PDT

    […] and I are prepping for the Run for the Cure on September 30th but local blogger, columnist and radio personality Buzz Bishop will be hopping in […]

  5. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Happy 29th Birthday Juan!!!Monday, September 24th, 2007 — 9:06am PDT

    […] he’d probably love it if Muffin did that – perhaps you could please sponsor him for the Run for the Cure next Sunday. My donations are all filled up but he still needs a hand reaching his goal. You can […]

  6. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Ride for Breast Cancer Research at SeymourMonday, January 7th, 2008 — 5:01am PST

    […] rock goddess Bif Naked has been diagnosed with breast cancer. As a dedicated participant of the Run for the Cure, and knowing women who have struggled and survived, I’m always game for something that […]

  7. CIBC Run for the Cure 2009 » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittSunday, October 4th, 2009 — 12:11pm PDT

    […] The CIBC Run for the Cure has a special place in my heart. After the second year that I ran it, I came home, showered, and hopped in the car to go pick up John from the airport. That was the day he moved to Vancouver and soon after he became my husband. The following year, we did the run together and I raised funds for the first time through my blog (2006, 2007). […]

Also on