Kelowna: Hope For The Breast - CIBC Run for the Cure

Kelowna

Hope For The Breast

Every day, 70 Canadians will hear the words “you have breast cancer.” 

Our team started when three of us heard those words and then connected through our own diagnoses. Ranging in age from 33-43 we were all told we were 'too young' and not to worry about breast cancer. Turns out we weren't too young and we would all go through chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Since then our team has grown. Friends, family, friends who have family members diagnosed with cancer have joined our cause. 

This year, we are proud to partner with Bust’n Loose, Kelowna’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team. Bust’n Loose aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, support research initiatives and survivors all while having fun! Founded in 1998, Bust’n Loose have been carrying out this mission ever since. The few of us that were in Kelowna were excited to find out about the team and even more excited to join up and start paddling with them in 2021. Being around other survivors and thrivers is an amazing opportunity and we are honoured to have them join us this year for the run. 

Sadly, some of the people we met along the way are no longer with us as their cancer progressed. So we will keep fundraising and we will keep running. Running for a cure so the women and men diagnosed with stage four cancer can have a long future ahead of them and easier access to the medications and treatments they need.

Through the generosity of our supporters, in the last 3 years Hope for the Breast (formally Fake Eyelashes) has been able to raise over $20,000 for metastatic breast cancer research. By partnering with Bust’n Loose, we are confident we will meet (and exceed!) our goal of $10,000 in 2023! Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind generosity. We invite you to join us at the Run for the Cure event in Kelowna or sign up in your home community on October 1, 2023! 

Did you know that just $100 could fund two hours of life-saving research in a world class laboratory? Your contribution could lead to the next breakthrough!

Together, we can change the future of breast cancer.

Thanks in advance for your support!

 

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Alice Zaporosky
$45
Amanda
$153
Angela Norkum-Porubanec
$40
Ann Shirley Asay
$153
Anonymous
$306
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$102
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$102
Anonymous
$100
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$51
Anonymous
$51
Anonymous
$25
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Ashleigh Somerville
Barb Sobol
$150
Barbara C. Kirkland
$102
Bebe
$100
Bobbie & Bruce Currie
$100
Brenda Naka
$45
Caity
$51
Carol Robinson
$20
Christine Berry
$25
Debbie Williams
$153
Edie Chambers
$204
Erin
$51
Faye Marshall
$51
Gema Rodriguez Perez
$45
Geremia Family
$25
Happy Campbell
$150
Ifeoma Adaji
$25
Jacqueline Bytelaar
$51
Jamie Ross
Jan G
$102
Janice Benoit
$300
Jim Bytelaar
$50
Jo Scofield
Jolene Funke
$50
Julie Donnelly
Kara Aylard
Karin
Kelsey Mulvihill
$51
Khalad
$51
Kim Cross
$51
Kim Gosal
$25
Kristen
$51
Laura
$50
Laurie Juda
Lori Pierson
$95
Lynn Russo
$45
M Currie
$51
Marilyn Harris
$153
Martoni Family
$92
Meghan S
$51
Melanie Lorimer
$145
Michael & Heather Karabelas
$50
Morgan and Colten
$255
Mr. Doug Chambers
$306
Mr. Howard Carter
$51
Mrs. Christine Berry
$40
Mrs. Kellie Grant
$45
Mrs. Lynne Heidt
$150
Mrs. Michele Materi
$51
Mrs. Paul Mulvihill
$255
Ms. Wendy Aitken
$45
Ms. Wendy McLeish
$40
Nadine White
$100
Pat McPhee
$45
Patricia
$102
Patricia Cecconi
$50
Patricia Lasserre
$102
Philippa Douglas
$51
QUOTA Okanagan Service Club Society
$100
Raymond Sobol
$153
Shannon, Alex, Jocelyn and Carys
Shirley and Mike Willison
$50
Simkins Family
$510
Steve Berry
$100
T Smith
$51
Tannis Miller
$102
Trevor Porubanec
Wendy Crawford
$102
Wendy McLeish
$110
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Your team can be recognized as one of the top 3 teams at your local CIBC Run for the Cure event! The top 3 teams who meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $5,000 by the deadline 10 p.m. PST on Monday, September 18, 2023, will receive their own team tent space. You can decorate the space, hang out there on Run Day and receive the VIP experience!

For offline funds to be counted towards these awards, the funds must be displayed online by the deadlines above. Bank stamped, offline forms can be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society via email to connect@cancer.ca or mailed to the address on the form. Processing times vary, but please allow a minimum of 3 weeks from receipt of the form by CCS to seeing offline fundraising reflected in your totals online.

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