Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

October 06, 2013 17:23 ET

$4 Million Raised as Thousands Participate in Toronto's 22nd Annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

Across Ontario, $12.1 million was raised with more than 57,000 participants in 30 communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2013) -

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More than 15,000 participants gathered today in Toronto to help raise $4 million for the breast cancer cause. Dollars raised through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure help fund innovative research, health education and advocacy programs that aim to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer and help support women and their families who have experienced the disease.

"Women diagnosed with breast cancer today are living longer and with a better quality of life. This is made possible by the generous contributions of our community that support tremendous progress in breast cancer research" says Sandra Palmaro, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region. "But with one in nine Canadian women being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, there is still so much to learn. I want to thank today's participants across Ontario for their commitment to continued investment in innovative research that is changing the landscape of what we know about all aspects of this disease."

"Thank you to all the CIBC Run for the Cure participants, the volunteers, and the donors," says Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, CIBC, title sponsor for the past 17 years. "With so many Canadian families touched by breast cancer, we are proud to see thousands of dedicated people come together for this cause every year. Your support really makes a difference in helping to achieve a future without breast cancer."

About the 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 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations.

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