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About the CIBC Run for the Cure

In 1992, a small group of volunteers began a movement in Toronto’s High Park. They brought together 1,500 people to raise awareness and raised $85,000 for the breast cancer cause. This moment marked the beginning of what was to become the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. It is now Canada’s largest single-day, volunteer-led event supporting the breast cancer cause.

In 1997, the trailblazing partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and CIBC began. On February 1, 2017, CBCF and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) joined forces under the CCS banner. Together, CCS, CIBC and thousands of dedicated Canadians continue to raise vital funds for the breast cancer cause through this signature event. We are grateful to CIBC, their employees and clients for their longstanding support and the countless volunteers, participants and donors that are helping to change the future of breast cancer.

This event unites an incredible collective of Canadians who are a force-for-life in the face of breast cancer and want to show their support. It is an inspirational day that raises important funds for CCS, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. CCS invests these dollars into groundbreaking breast cancer research, compassionate support services, trusted cancer information and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians. Because of the funds Canadians raise through the CIBC Run for the Cure, we know more than ever before about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women. It touches the lives of so many families every day. The CIBC Run for the Cure gives families, friends and supporters the opportunity to come together to honour and celebrate their loved ones. And to make a real difference for all Canadians impacted by breast cancer.

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Andrea Seale

Andrea Seale


As CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), I’m proud of the strong partnership between CCS and CIBC to change the future of breast cancer for all Canadians. CCS is the largest national charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. Funds raised through the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure help move us closer to a future without breast cancer. In 2021, the CIBC Run for the Cure raised $9 million for breast cancer research and support services. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of donors, participants, partners and volunteers across the country, we will change the future of breast cancer.

Laura Dottori

Laura Dottori-Attanasio


For Team CIBC, giving back is personal and deeply embedded in our culture. Every day, our genuinely caring team members demonstrate their commitment to our communities by actively supporting causes that are important to them. With nearly half of Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, CIBC and the CIBC Foundation are passionate about supporting organizations like the Canadian Cancer Society that help Canadians and their loved ones affected by cancer.