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Thank you for fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure!

Opt-in for Run Rewards when you sign up, and you will receive a reward at each fundraising milestone listed below.
Raise $150 or more*
Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt

You will receive a Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt.*

Participants who raise $150 by Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 10 p.m. PST, will receive a CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt to proudly wear on Run Day. Participants can pick up their t-shirt before the Run or on Run Day. Visit your local Run location’s page closer to the event for early t-shirt pick-up dates and times.

Participants of Hope who qualify for this reward will receive a pink CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt.

* You must be opted in to receive Run Rewards and must raise the minimum amount ($150 for adults and $60 for youth under 18 years by 10:00 p.m. PST on Sunday October 2, 2022 to qualify. For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than Friday September 16, 2022 or be brought to your site on Run Day. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Available while supplies last.

Raise $300 or more*
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Participants who raise $300 will be automatically entered for a chance to WIN one (1) of three (3) WestJet round-trip flights for two (2) guests from any Canadian WestJet destination to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination.*

Participants will receive one ballot upon reaching the $300 fundraising milestone and an additional ballot for every $100 raised above and beyond.

Winners will be chosen on Monday, October 31, 2022.

*No purchase necessary. Open to age of majority residents of Canada. Starts May 2, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends October 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Full rules and entry details at www.cibcrunforthecure.com. Three (3) prizes available (ARV $ 2,900 CAD). Odds depend on number of eligible entries. Skill-testing question required.

For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than Monday, October 17, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Available while supplies last.

Raise $1000 or more*
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Following the event, eligible participants*** will be mailed a CIBC Run for the Cure lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. Participants who raise this fundraising amount by Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 10 p.m. PST will receive their belt bag by Run Day* to use at your event.

*To receive this reward by Run Day, you must raise the $1,000 by 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than August 13, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

***To receive this reward after Run Day, all funds must be received by Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 10 p.m. PST. For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than Monday, October 17, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via email or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Raise $2500 or more

Participants who raise $2,500 or more as an individual will have the option to choose where they want their fundraising dollars to go. Select from one of six meaningful and impactful breast cancer designation areas below to designate your funds.

Area of greatest need

Help us invest money where it is most needed. Give to the area of greatest need and help fund research projects, support services or cancer prevention and advocacy initiatives that are critically important right now.

Supporting people with metastatic breast cancer (advanced breast cancer)

Imagine being told that your cancer has spread and is not curable. Canadians living with metastatic breast cancer are on lifelong treatments, often with debilitating side effects that take a physical and emotional toll on them and their loved ones.

You can give hope to people living with metastatic breast cancer. Invest the funds you’ve raised in critical research to discover new treatments to control the disease and better understand why the disease spreads. Your funds will also connect people with metastatic cancer to others facing the same diagnosis. These connections will strengthen and widen their network and provide them with the information and support to live life to the fullest.

Support and information

Coming to terms with breast cancer can be overwhelming, confusing, and scary. Making sure that a person with cancer can access proper support and information is important.

The funds you raise can help provide emotional support, improving the quality of life for those who have breast cancer. Access to clear and accurate information from a trustworthy source can help people with questions about breast cancer to make informed decisions.

The funds you designate are directed to our Cancer Information Service or our online community, CancerConnection.ca, to make sure no one faces breast cancer alone.

Research - personalized medicine

Just as each person in this world is unique, so are breast cancers. No two breast cancers are identical, as every cancer has a different genetic makeup. Personalized medicine uses information about a person to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. It helps doctors choose treatments based on a person’s genes or other features of cancer the person has. There is still a lot to learn, but doctors hope that personalized medicine will mean that people with cancer have better outcomes from their treatment with fewer side effects and will stay cancer-free.

Designating the funds you raise to research personalized treatments will help support several of Canada’s most promising breast cancer research projects. For example, immunotherapy is a rapidly growing field in which scientists are working to determine how to harness a patient’s immune system to overcome cancer.

Research - hard-to-treat cancers

On average, an estimated 76 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Thanks to the tremendous work of researchers, the 5-year net survival for breast cancer for Canadian women is 88%. This means that about 88% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive for at least 5 years after their diagnosis.

But some types of breast cancer, like triple-negative breast cancer, can be harder to treat.

Your support will fund critical research into hard-to-treat breast cancers and fund projects that could help treat cancer at an advanced stage.

Research - clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways to prevent, detect, treat, or manage cancer. Clinical trials provide information about the safety and effectiveness of new approaches to see if they should become widely available. Most of the standard cancer treatments used today were first shown to be effective through clinical trials. For example, a clinical trial showed that taking letrozole (a breast cancer drug) can reduce cancer recurrence. This finding changed cancer care worldwide.

Directing the funds you raise to clinical trials can help ensure we can continue to fund trials that lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than Monday, October 17, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Team t-shirt reward
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CIBC Run for the Cure teams can qualify* to have their team’s name customized on their CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt! To qualify for team t-shirts, your team must raise an average of $150/person and reach a minimum of $1,500 in team fundraising by September 15, 2022, at 10 p.m. PST.

New for 2022! Participants of Hope on teams that qualify for team t-shirts will receive their pink shirt customized with the team’s name.

Team CIBC teams and participants are not eligible for the team t-shirt reward.

**To qualify for this reward, teams must reach the minimum in team fundraising by Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 10 p.m. PST. For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than August 31, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Raise $500 or more by September 1*

My Run. Anywhere. Any way. participants who raise $500 by Wednesday, August 31, 2022, will receive a Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure celebration kit.

Eligible participants* will be mailed a kit, consisting of CIBC Run for the Cure balloons, tattoos, and more to make your Run Day experience even more fun.

*You must be opted in to receive Run Rewards and raise the minimum amount ($500) by 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, to qualify. For offline funds to be counted, bank stamped forms must arrive to CCS no later than Saturday, August 13, 2022. Bank stamped forms can be received via mail or scanned to connect@cancer.ca.

Available while supplies last.