We want to say thank you for fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure!
If you opted in for Run Rewards during registration, you will receive a reward at each Fundraising Milestone.
To qualify for rewards, all donations must be received by midnight on October 4, 2020.
You will receive a Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt.
Eligible participants will be mailed their CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt following the Run and participants who raise the minimum fundraising amount by September 1, 2020 will receive their t-shirt by Run Day to wear proudly during the virtual experience.
* Participants must raise the minimum amount ($150 for adults and $60 for youth under 18 years) by 11:59 p.m. PST on October 4, 2020 to qualify.
You will be invited to attend an exclusive virtual lab tour hosted by one of our groundbreaking breast cancer researchers. This unique experience will give you a glimpse into a funded project and how research directly impacts Canadians living with breast cancer.
** The lab tour is expected to take place in January. Date and format may change due to the operational status of labs due to COVID19. Invitations will be sent to qualified participants in early December.
Raise $2,500 or more as an individual and you’ll have the power to choose where you want your dollars invested. Select from one of six meaningful and impactful breast cancer designation areas below to designate your funds to.
Help us invest money where it is most needed. By giving a gift to the area of greatest need, you are giving us the ability to quickly fund research projects, support services or cancer prevention and advocacy initiatives that are critically important right now.
Supporting people with metastatic 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 both 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 to better understand why the disease spreads in the first place. 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 they need 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 is able to access the right support and information is important.
The funds you’ve raised 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 learn more and make informed decisions.
Whether the funds you designate are directed to our Cancer Information Service or our online community, CancerConnections, you will help ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Research - personalized medicine
Just as each person in this world is unique, so are breast cancers. No two are completely identical as every cancer has a different genetic make-up. 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 the 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 that they will stay cancer-free.
Designating the funds you raise to research into personalized treatments will help support a number 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 own immune system to overcome cancer.
Research - hard-to-treat cancers
On average, more than 70 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Thanks to the tremendous work of researchers, almost 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive 5 years or longer.
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 also fund projects that could help treat cancer that is diagnosed 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, such as a trial that showed that taking letrozole (a breast cancer drug) can reduce cancer recurrence. This finding changed cancer care worldwide.
Designating the funds you raise to clinical trials will help ensure we are able to continue to fund trials that lead to groundbreaking discoveries.