I am Fundraising for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Calgary in October. Please consider donating through my fundraising page.
1 in 9 Canadian women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
Last summer, I became one of those women. In August 2014, I had a 5cm lump removed. Due to the size and characteristics of the lump, I had 5 months of chemo followed by 4 weeks of radiation. I ran before I had cancer and now I've begun running again. It was an easy decision to sign up for this run and do fundraising as someone who has benefited from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's programs as well as breast cancer research. New treatments are being developed all the time and I met several women who are benefiting from new (<10 years old) drugs.
On Sunday, October 4th, I will be participating in the 2015 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. The money that I raise will help fund vital research, education and community support initiatives.
Fundraising works. Investments in innovative research and education by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. As a result, mortality rates have decreased by 43% since the peak in 1986.
We are all in this together.Despite our successes, 67 women are still being diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada every day. Mothers, daughters, fathers, brothers, caregivers and friends; we will all be touched by breast cancer in our lifetime.
So please help me reach my fundraising goal and donate today. Together, we can help to create a future without breast cancer.