There were more than 580 registrants for the Nanaimo Run for the Cure, which started and finished at Beban Park’s Gyro Youth Sports Fields on Oct. 1. (The News Bulletin)

Run for the Cure raised $85,000

Organizers thank top fundraisers for Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser

This year’s CIBC Run for the Cure raised many thousands of dollars and inspired hope for a future without breast cancer.

This month’s charity run raised $85,000, according to a press release from the Canadian Cancer Society thanking the community for its support and commitment.

Anne Jackson won a Run Day Determination Award as top individual fundraiser at $5,059 this year, with Brian Kruse, $3,101, and Amber Coyne, $2,040, winning determination awards as runners-up. Steri Beary’s won the Corporate Spirit Award after raising $2,250, Island Girls won the Friends and Family Award after raising $3,950, Nanaimo Christian School was the School Team Award winner, raising $2,380 and Angels Abreast won the Women’s Team Challenge Award, raising $1,514.

There were more than 580 registrants for the Nanaimo Run for the Cure, which started and finished at Beban Park’s Gyro Youth Sports Fields on Oct. 1.

Nationwide, 56 runs took place that day, raising $17 million.

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