The 2016th Edition of the CIBC Run for the Cure: a Step Closer to a Future Without Breast Cancer
The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that the CIBC Run for the Cure, held simultaneously today in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Val-d’Or, successfully raised the sum of $1,150,000 million for the cause!
More than 8,000 people took part in this major annual event, which officially kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 450 people were involved all across the province on this day, which is is the biggest volunteer-run fundraising event in the fight against breast cancer. O
Donations collected as part of the CIBC Run for the Cure will allow the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation to finance innovative research project, awareness-raising and education campaigns and support programs for women affected by breast cancer and their families.
For more than twenty years now, our efforts represent more than $36 million invested in research, innovation, education and awareness. “Every dollar raised helps advance research, which is our main tool in the fight against breast cancer” says Nathalie Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
Let’s remember that thanks to research and education and awareness campaigns encouraging early detection, the breast cancer survival rate is now 88%, 5 years after the diagnostic, and that the breast cancer mortality rate has dropped by 44%, since 1986.
A huge thank you!
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