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]