Brandon Wei

Pink participation

The CIBC Run for the Cure was held at locations across Canada on Sunday including the Gyro Youth Sports Fields at Nanaimo's Beban Park.




Runners took steps forward in the fight against breast cancer.

The CIBC Run for the Cure was held at locations across Canada on Sunday including the Gyro Youth Sports Fields at Nanaimo’s Beban Park.

The one-kilometre or 5km run/walk is held annually in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Prior to the start of Sunday’s run/walk, there was a breast cancer survivors’ parade set to an original composition performed live by local singer-songwriter Kendall Patrick.

The fundraising total announced at the event was $85,568, and according to fundraising director Sylvia Shedden, the final total will be a bit higher after the last donations are counted.

Steri Beary’s Team won the Corporate Spirit Award, the Kemosabes won the Friends and Family Award, Nanaimo Christian School won the School Team Award, the Abreast of Life dragonboat team won the Women’s Team Challenge Award and Queen Margaret’s School won the Secondary School Challenge Top Team Fundraiser Award.

Individual Determination Awards for top individual fundraisers went to Edna McNabb, Kam Burrows and Janet Mattis.

About 650 people participated in the run/walk, including 32 team entries.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Infrastructure upgrades about to get underway on Bowen Road

Nighttime road work to start next Monday, June 8, between old Island Highway and Labieux Road

Resiliency program set up to help Island tourism through ‘grim’ times

Tourism Vancouver Island CEO says 23-25 per cent of tourism businesses may shut down permanently

Column: Vulnerability to global disasters is our own making

For many, needs of the moment take precedence over concerns about sustainability, notes columnist

House burns in Harewood, three people displaced

Dog unaccounted for after house fire Sunday evening

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Most Read