The Run for the Cure raised spirits, hope and a whole lot of money.
The CIBC Run for the Cure was held Sunday morning at Beban Park. The event attracted 732 participants and raised $119,737 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Those totals exceeded 2014, when 720 runners and walkers gathered at the park and raised $113,626.
“Today, we were truly all in this together, as more than 100,000 Canadians united across the country for the CIBC Run for the Cure,” said Lynne Hudson, chief executive officer of the breast cancer foundation, in a press release. “I want to thank each and every one of the participants, volunteers and donors for making a difference, and bringing us one step closer to realizing our vision of creating a future without breast cancer.”
Some of the top fundraisers in Nanaimo include Edna McNabb, winner of the Pandora Determination Award; Catalyst Crofton Run for the Cure, Corporate Spirit Award; Nanaimo Christian School, School Team Challenge Award; Angels Abreast dragonboat team, Women’s Team Challenge Award; Healthy Role Models, Friends and Family Team Challenge Award.
The two-kilometre or five-kilometre run/walk event has been held in Nanaimo annually since 1999 and has raised more than $2.8 million over the years. Nanaimo is one of nine host cities for the run in British Columbia.
— Greg Sakaki (@BulletinSports) October 4, 2015