SOURCE: Cundari

October 05, 2014 20:20 ET

$25 Million Raised Across Canada for Innovative Breast Cancer Research at the 23rd Annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

127,000 Participants and Volunteers Unite in 65 Communities Across Canada in Support of a Future Without Breast Cancer

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 05, 2014) - The 23rd annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure took place today thanks to the fundraising efforts of 127,000 participants and volunteers. In 65 communities across Canada, $25 million was raised for breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs, with the aim to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer and help support the breast cancer community. With the funds raised at this event, the Foundation is able to invest in innovative research that includes explorations of the genetic causes of breast cancer that could lead to improved risk assessment of women, as well as tailored prevention and treatment options.

"Today thousands of Canadians joined together to inspire hope by participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure," says Jane Parsons, co-CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "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."

CIBC has been the proud title sponsor of the CIBC Run for the Cure since 1997.

"On behalf of Team CIBC, our thanks to all of the participants, the donors, and especially to the volunteers who make this event possible," says Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, CIBC and CIBC's Executive Run Sponsor. "Each year we are inspired by the thousands of dedicated Canadians who come together to help create a future without breast cancer."

Since 1992, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. For more information, visit www.CIBCrunforthecure.com.

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at www.cbcf.org.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million to 1,870 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 430 communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.CIBC.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Monica Kocsmaros
    Sr. Manager, Marketing and Communications
    (416) 815-1313 ext. 290
    Email contact
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