Janet Mattis warms up with aerobics at Beban Park a few minutes before the start of Sunday’s CIBC Run for the Cure.

Janet Mattis warms up with aerobics at Beban Park a few minutes before the start of Sunday’s CIBC Run for the Cure.

Pink at the park

Sunday’s CIBC Run for the Cure, an annual run/walk fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, raised $119,000 locally.



The CIBC Run for the Cure fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation attracted 720 participants and raised $119,000 locally. The annual run/walk event was held Sunday at Beban Park.

Across B.C., $3.168 million was raised at nine different run sites and Canada-wide efforts raised $25 million, to be used toward reducing the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer and helping support the breast cancer community.

“Thousands of Canadians joined together to inspire hope by participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure,” said Wendy Slavin, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s B.C. Yukon region, in a press release. “Whether walking or running, volunteering or donating, these individuals united to form a community of support. And this support is bringing us one step closer to our vision of creating a future without breast cancer.”

Edna McNabb was recognized with the  Determination Award as top individual fundraiser. WorkSafe B.C. Nanaimo’s Cooper’s Troopers team took the Corporate Spirit Team Challenge Award, the Angels Abreast dragonboat team won the Women’s Team Challenge Award, the Kemosabes won the Friends and Family Team Challenge Award and Nanaimo Christian School won the School Team Challenge Award.