October commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this month’s initiatives actually started right before this month even began. The CIBC Run for the Cure brought out over 1900 participants who all gathered to help battle against breast cancer and ended up beating last year’s fundraising goal of $324,915.
Western’s Cancer Awareness Society (CAS) is celebrating their own victory this weekend at the CIBC Run for a Cure. The Western students ended up winning the “Top Fundraising” award within the school teams at the London run this past weekend. With only 39 people signed up on the team, the Western CAS team was able to fundraise over $6,400 this past weekend to donate towards breast cancer research and support programs.
The CIBC Run for the Cure was started in 1992, and quickly became what is now Canada’s largest “single day, volunteer-led event in support of creative a future without breast cancer.” This year, the CIBC Run for the Cure ended up raising over $16.2-million.
The run shortly follows Serena William after she broke the internet on Saturday by releasing a video promoting breast cancer awareness and a reminder for women to ‘touch themselves’ and check for any signs of breast cancer.
Those interested in finding out more about how they can help spread awareness and what they can do to support breast cancer awareness efforts can head over to the Canadian Cancer Society’s website