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Fundraising: r aising funds for CBCf in the Atlantic 100% of net proceeds raised for CBCf
region can be fun, simple and most through community events like those listed
importantly, rewarding. CBCf—Atlantic below, stay in Atlantic Canada, funding
Fun, simple region has a number of “events in a box”
designed to suit your needs. CBCf event
research and awareness programs; early
diagnosis and effective treatment and a
and Rewarding staff are always ready to help, providing
ideas, materials and support every step
positive quality of life for those living with
of the way. www.cbcf.org/atlantic 2009
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Pour for the cure our first year of the
Pour for the Cure is an opportunity for you to fundraise the way you want
in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—Atlantic region.
Tour was better than
make a difference in the lives of friends and families here in Atlantic we ever could have
Canada today, and Pour for the Cure. it’s easy to participate — raise a
glass, make a toast and Pour for the Cure! Have an old fashioned tea/
coffee party; host a tea and cake break at work; share a drink with friends;
host a mother’s day brunch; celebrate a birthday! no event is too small
Ceo, CBCf—ATlAnTiC region
for the Cure. to make a difference. We will give you all the tools you need to help
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2009 printed collateral for the Planning a fore the Cure™ event is easy & fun! you can choose to organize
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tournament. either way, we want to help make your event a success.
getting started is simple…CHoose to participate; regisTer by contacting “A woman at a stop in new Brunswick told
us; orgAniZe your event with the assistance of the friendly and helpful us two of her relatives from Cape Breton
CBCf Team. visited the Tour for the Cure together and
as a result, each booked a mammogram.
They were both diagnosed with breast
Kiss for a cure cancer, but it was detected early. That’s
A popular program in the Atlantic region, Kiss for a Cure offers couples what the Tour for the Cure is all about.”
the opportunity to accept donations on behalf of CBCf in the Atlantic continues on page 8
region as part of their wedding day celebrations. Couples participating in
the Kiss for a Cure program have helped the program to expand its reach
kiss for a cure
One simple idea. One priceless gift.
by accepting donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts as well Contents
as making their own donations to CBCf in the Atlantic region instead of
Instead of clinking glasses at your wedding, you & your guests
can support a future without breast cancer. Find out how.
providing their guests with wedding favours. Message from the Chair & Ceo
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Be Creative. get involved. motivate others and go PinK! Turn your school Research & Community grants 12-17
or workplace PinK. Join the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—Atlantic
CBCF CiBC Run for the Cure 18-25
region with our new and innovative program, encouraging everyone to get
creative and go PinK. go PinK is an opportunity for you to fundraise the
way you want in support of CBCf—Atlantic region. make a difference in
the lives of friends and families here in Atlantic Canada. it is easy to
a future without 50 over FiFtY
events in a Box
Show off your Go Pink participate — think of a fundraising activity that suits your school or
workplace and PinK iT uP! no event is too small to be PinK and make
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& SUPPORT A FUTURE
a difference. We will give you all the tools you need to help your event
be a success.
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messAge from THe CHAir & Ceo THAnK you
>> Breast cancer: then, Now & in the future
d espite trying economic times, our
friends, new and old, corporate and
individual, continued to support the work
for Halloween, a home decorated for
Christmas. Hockey, basketball, golf, horse
shows, volleyball, soccer. Birthdays, weddings,
J une 2009 marked the end of terms for
seven Atlantic region board members.
Pictured from left to right: THen noW
of the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation anniversaries—all supporting the cause.
in the Atlantic region in 2009. Cecil villard, Charlottetown, Pe; Joy macinnis,
And through your support we have
This report to the community is dedicated
to you. Together we will create a future
Howie Center, ns; Carol dodds, Halifax, ns;
eleanor mcCloskey, fredericton, nB; 35 Years ago today
launched new and exciting projects in without breast cancer. Betty Ann vater, Conception Bay south, nl; ouTCome: 87% of women diagnosed with inhibitors which reduce the production of
our quest to triumph over breast cancer. Claudette redstone, Campbellton, nB and surgery: mastectomy (removal of the breast cancer will survive the disease at estrogen) are used as adjuvant therapy
catheriNe JohNstoN donna Hynes, st. John’s, nl. breast) was the only accepted surgical least 5 years. and in the treatment of advanced cancers.
This past summer, many of you stopped Chair, CBCf—Atlantic region, Board of directors treatment. Tamoxifen and raloxifene are used to
and stared as a big pink bus pulled into CBCf—Atlantic region would like to thank surgery: lumpectomy (removal of the prevent breast cancer in women at high
your town. The Canadian Breast Cancer these seven remarkable individuals for sCreening: mammography for breast cancer/lump) followed by local radiation
Chief executive officer, CBCf—Atlantic region risk of developing the disease. Herceptin is
foundation Tour for the Cure delivered a their leadership, commitment to the breast cancer screening was in a trial stage. therapy has replaced removal of the breast used for lowering the risk of certain types
wealth of information on breast health and cancer cause and generous gift to time. for early stage cancers. of recurrence.
THerAPy: Chemotherapy – the use of
the necessity of early detection of breast your contributions to our organization
multiple drugs and of post-surgical sCreening: regular mammography is
cancer through regular screening. were invaluable. geneTiCs: identification of several breast
hormone therapy was in the early accepted practice for the early detection cancer susceptibility genes, including
education brings clarity and already we are stages of investigation. of breast cancer and has shown to reduce BrCA1, BrCA2 TP53 and PTen/mmAC1.
hearing stories of early diagnosis that may mortality from the disease.
geneTiCs: genes associated with an
not have happened without the information diAgnosis: digital mammography, needle
increased risk of breast cancer had THerAPy: Combination chemotherapy for
made available by your generosity. biopsies and sentinel node biopsies are
not yet been identified. systemic therapies, treatments to reduce examples of technologies that have been
support for CBCf remains strong in the size of tumors pre-surgery, hormonal introduced to improve breast cancer
diAgnosis: Based on surgery and
communities from Bell island to dartmouth, therapies (i.e. Tamoxifen and aromatase diagnosis.
Campbellton to o’leary. Thousands of
Atlantic Canadians have joined forces to
raise thousands of dollars—a sailing regatta,
a convoy (18-wheelers!), a haunted hollow
Catherine Johnston Nancy Margeson fuTure
in the Future
2009/2010 CBCf–ATlAnTiC region BoArd And sTAff
Board executive Cheryl Hill — manager, our visioN
PersonAliZed mediCine: not everyone
CHAir — Catherine Johnston, ns Tour for the Cure, logistics A future without breast cancer.
responds the same to treatment. each
viCe CHAir — susan Fowler, ns Barry Hutchinson — manager,
our MissioN year, as more is learned about genetics,
TreAsurer — Barbara Waite, Pe financial Administration
As the leading national volunteer-based molecular biology and immunology, more
seCreTAry — greg Fash, nB leslie Matthews — manager, Allocations &
organization dedicated to creating a future effective and less toxic treatments can be
MeMBers without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast developed for individuals. This knowledge
lena stewart — manager,
Julie Bettney, nl Barbara thompson, nB Cancer foundation works collaboratively to can also be used to target indicators for
Key development Accounts
susan delong, nB thérèse thompson, nB fund, support and advocate for: breast cancer development, thereby
Kathleen Funke — marketing &
tracey drover, nl Jennifer Perry, Pe preventing cells from becoming cancerous.
Communications Coordinator • relevant and innovative breast
Jodi Hutchinson, ns gail Rudderham
elizabeth newman, ns Chernin, ns Courtney gilfoy — Coordinator, cancer research We have come a long way in the prevention,
Michael McKim, ns Martha Zed, nB run for the Cure, logistics • meaningful education and diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer,
Cathy smallwood, nl Jaime legere — Coordinator, awareness programs but we still have some distance to travel.
run for the Cure, stewardship • early diagnosis and effective treatment
atlaNtic regioN staff leslie Robertson — Coordinator, • A positive quality of life for those living it’s staggering to think, but breast cancer
nancy Margeson — Chief executive officer data entry & database research with breast cancer will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during
Jane Parsons — senior director, development indu sehgal — Coordinator, her lifetime (by age 90). An estimated
Heather Chisholm — director, office financial Administration The Canadian Breast Cancer foundation 23,000 women and men will be diagnosed
Administration and executive Assistant Paula tessier — Coordinator, is made up of 5 equal business units: with the disease annually in Canada. But
to the Ceo and regional Board Community development, nl BC/yukon, Prairies/nWT, ontario, the impact of the disease will be felt by
angie Mcauley — director, marketing & gillian Zinck — Coordinator, Community Central and Atlantic. many more. As a result, finding a cure,
Communications development, maritimes learning new ways to prevent the disease
sherri Robbins — director, run for the Cure your comments or submissions for the and improving outcomes for patient
toni Hiltz — receptionist/
laura Hastings — manager, major gifts 2010 edition may be sent to: recovery have been in the hearts of every
and Planned giving angie Mcauley, 1-866-273-2223 or researcher and community group behind
firstname.lastname@example.org these advances over the last 35 years.
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innovATion sydney, ns
>> atlantic News the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—atlantic sydney awareness
WomAn of exCellenCe Winning AWArds Region announces the Richie and donna Mann Breakfast — a sold
award for innovation in Community Fundraising out event!
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—atlantic Region
Projects funded T he Canadian Breast Cancer foundation
Ceo receives “2009 Women of excellence award”
—Atlantic region has announced the
inauguration of a new award: The richie
d r. david Hoskin, the Canadian Breast
Cancer foundation – Atlantic region
endowed Chair in Breast Cancer research,
W e knew it, but now it’s official. our
very own Atlantic region Ceo, nancy support are and donna mann Award for innovation in
spoke to a sell-out crowd at the annual
sydney Breast Cancer Awareness day
margeson, is a woman of excellence.
winning awards Breakfast. The event was held at the beautiful
nancy was presented with a Progress membertou Trade & Convention Centre.
This award recognizes
“Women of excellence Award” at the
Canadian Progress Club, Halifax-Cornwallis
gala on november 19, 2009. nancy received
i n 2008, CBCf—Atlantic region awarded
$35,000 to mohamed Abdolell at the
Qeii Health sciences Centre to develop the shared commitment
dr. Hoskin’s presentation focused on his
research which is exploring the potential
Nancy Margeson, CEO, CBCF—Atlantic Region (pictured left), of natural agents to treat breast cancer.
the honour for her significant contribution an automated annual reporting system demonstrated by the presents flowers and champagne to Richie and Donna Mann
CBCf would like to thank the outstanding
in the area of Health, sport & Wellness. The for the nova scotia Breast screening
nomination specifically recognized nancy’s Program. We are proud to announce that members of the mann organizing committee in sydney for their
community group in nova scotia who has
vision in developing the Canadian Breast this reporting system has been selected family to a future devoted an immeasurable amount of their
generous gift of time and talent in making
this event such a success. A special thank
Cancer foundation Tour for the Cure and as one of the top 100 leading, innovative
the growth of CBCf—Atlantic region’s and promising service delivery models without breast cancer.” time to the breast cancer cause through
you to: Joy macinnis, diane Boutlier, yvonne
innovative fundraising activities in support
granting programs since nancy became related to cancer care and control. NaNcy MargesoN, eavis, Betty lahey and shelly macdougall.
Ceo in 2002. The selection was made by the Canadian Ceo, CBCf—ATlAnTiC region
Partnership Against Cancer—Health selected by a group of peers, this award
The board and staff of CBCf—Atlantic region margeson made the announcement at the
Human resources Action group Project honours the passion, drive and leadership
would like to congratulate nancy on this 11th Annual richie mann invitational golf
Our very own Atlantic Region CEO, Nancy Margeson, steering Committee. The top 100 models for whom it is named, richie and donna mann.
outstanding achievement. tournament held August 15-16, 2009 at
is a woman of excellence include both national and international
beautiful dundee resort & golf Club in since its inception, the richie mann
Cape Breton, ns. invitational golf Tournament has raised in
PorTrAiT of A WomAn’s Journey
This project was produced to take excess of half a million dollars in support
Beginning in 2010, the mann innovation
advantage of the strengths of the nova of a future without breast cancer.
T he Canadian Breast Cancer foundation
—Atlantic region was proud to partner
with The Aeolian singers in recognition
television programs and preformed as guest
artists of symphony nova scotia. The choir’s
repertoire spans a wide variety of styles,
scotia Breast screening Program data
reporting system. Having this reporting
Award will be presented to an individual or
system significantly reduces the time iT’s liKe Killing THe Queen AnT CeleBrATing you
of Breast Cancer Awareness month this with a primary focus on music composed
required to produce the annual report—
past october. specifically for women’s voices. The Aeolian
from 9 months to 30 minutes as a CBCF—atlantic Region large funder of research breakthrough n the spring of 2009, CBCf—Atlantic
singers are champions for new music for region hosted seven Celebration events
matter of fact!
The Aeolian singers travelled to new women’s voices. major breakthrough in breast cancer treatments such as radiation and throughout the region to bring together the
Brunswick and Pei for two performances of research was announced out of Atlantic chemotherapy are the culprits that spark
This reporting system enables staff individuals who make our work possible.
diane Benjamin’s “Where i live”, a moving The Aeolian singers launched the recording Canada—and it was funded by you our donors. the disease in the first place. you can kill
to make timely decisions and provide
and inspirational concert. of diane Benjamin’s “Where i live” this fall. all of the regular cancer cells in a tumour, The program was unique in that instead
more equitable delivery of organized
dr. Patrick lee, holder of the Cameron Chair but as long as there are cancer stem cells of CBCf sharing stories, we asked our
‘diane’s piece paints a portrait of a woman’s Visit www.aeoliansingers.ca for screening services to all regions of
in Basic Cancer research and dalhousie present, disease will recur. dr. lee compares donors, run participants, event organizers,
journey with breast cancer. As a women’s more information. nova scotia, including hard to reach
medical school researcher has proven that cancer stem cells to the queen in an ant volunteers and grant recipients to share
choir, we have experienced how this and under-serviced regions.
a common virus can infect and kill breast colony. He says, “you can kill as many ants with the audience why they believe in the
beautiful music touches people—as the The Aeolian Singers cancer stem cells. This project was funded as you want, but as long as the queen is work of CBCf. The response was amazing
opening piece says, “somebody’s mother, in large part by the Canadian Breast Cancer there, you still have a problem.” and the stories, inspiring.
somebody’s sister, somebody could be foundation—Atlantic region.
me.” We are thrilled that CBCf—Atlantic This research will have a significant Dr. Patrick Lee speaks at the celebration event in Halifax
region’s involvement is allowing us to so what does this mean? Cancer stem impact on women and men diagnosed
expand the audience for “Where i live”. cells, which are resistant to conventional with breast cancer.
said Jacqueline Chambers, Artistic
director, the Aeolian singers. sTAy in THe KnoW
The Aeolian singers, a 30 voice women’s
choir based in Halifax, have enjoyed more to find out more about upcoming www.cbcf.org/atlantic and sign up
than 30 years of music making. They have CBCF—atlantic Region events, and for our e-newsletter today or call
toured europe twice, recorded radio and where our money goes visit 1-866-273-2223!
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WelCome ABoArd our neW BoArd memBers
announcing our 09/10
>> financial information
Board Members 2008/2009 finAnCiAl informATion - APril 1, 2008—mArCH 31, 2009 HoW We rAise funds
i n september, CBCf—Atlantic region ran
a newspaper campaign to announce our
2009/2010 Atlantic Board of directors. The Your dollars at Work T he work of the Canadian Breast Cancer
foundation—Atlantic region is made
possible by the generosity of donors and
Atlantic region has representation from
across the region—from Corner Brook, nl,
to Campbellton, nB, to Charlottetown, Pe,
C BCf—Atlantic region fulfills its mandate
by funding research, both in Atlantic
Canada and nationally, Atlantic Community
applications and provide recommendations
for funding to the CBCf—Atlantic Board,
who then make the final funding decisions.
the dedication of thousands of volunteers
each and every year.
to sydney, ns. CBCf—Atlantic region works diligently
Health grants and Atlantic studentship
While research in Atlantic Canada tends to make giving efficient and effective.
Board members range from business Awards.
to take place in major urban centres such supporting CBCf—Atlantic region is as
professionals, to breast cancer survivors
funds are awarded in response to applica- as Halifax, moncton and st. John’s, women easy as making a personal donation,
to members of the health care continuum
tions received by CBCf—Atlantic region. and men everywhere benefit from this participating in our employee giving
and are selected to represent CBCf in
our research grants, Community Health work. no matter where you live in the program, hosting a fundraising event with
grants and studentship Awards are granted region, if you or someone you love has family and friends or taking part in our
based on merit rather than geography. been diagnosed with breast cancer, they signature event the Canadian Breast
will benefit from the research and funds Cancer foundation CiBC run for the Cure.
All grant applications are evaluated by raised here in Atlantic Canada and across
panels of volunteers who are recruited the country. The region also relies on the commitment
for their expertise in the specific area and generosity of community and corporate
presented in each application. These The region’s cost of fundraising is low partners who donate funds and enable
individuals, understanding the nature of because of the support of donors, their employees, consumers and associates
the work being proposed, evaluate the corporate partners and volunteers. to do the same.
sourCe of revenue
2008/2009 sourCes of revenue
W E LCOM E A B OA
W E LCOM E A B OA Canadian Breast Cancer foundation CiBC run for the Cure $ 3,356,505 4%
The Canadian Breast Can 5. 6.
cer Foundation – 13%
Atlantic Region is delig
cer Foundation -
hted to introduce individual Programs (annual donors, memoriam and celebration gifts) $ 371,420
The Canadian Breast Can members of the Board
of Directors who 4. 3%
hted to introduce
Atlantic Region is delig As the leading national volun
teer-based represent our organization
on Prince Edward direct mail $ 270,162
of Directors who
members of the Board organization dedicated to
creating a future
Island. Also shown is Cath
As the leading national volun
represent our organization
Halifax, NS, Chair of the organization dedicated to
creating a future Corporate Programs (companies using CBCf brand on their products, 3. 1.
without breast cancer, the
without breast cancer, the 10% 68%
Cancer Foundation work
s collaboratively Pictured from the left,
Catherine Johnston, Cancer Foundation work
Canadian Breast donations from corporations, payroll deductions and casual days) $ 117,265
beth Newman, Treasurer Barbara Waite, s collaboratively
Pictured from the left, Eliza to fund, support and advo
cate for: relevant Charlottetown to fund, support and advo Community events $ 492,206 2. 2%
n Fowler, Halifax; and Jennifer Perry, Cha cate for: relevant
Halifax; Vice Chair, Susa and innovative research;
meaningful rlottetown. and innovative research;
, Halifax; Mike meaningful
special events $ 147,802
Chair, Catherine Johnston education and awareness
programs; early For more information on education and awareness
hinson, Windsor. the work of the
McK im, Halifax and Jodi Hutc diagnosis and effective treatm
ent; and a Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation please visit
diagnosis and effective treat
ment; and a Product sales $ 72,659
those living with www.cbcf.org/atlantic or positive quality of life for
For more information on
the work of the positive quality of life for phone 1-866-273-2223. those living with
Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation please visit breast cancer.
other income (interest) $ 108,341
www.cbcf.org/atlantic or Other members of the Atlant
1. run for the cure 2. corporate Programs (companies using
NB; Tracey Drover, Corne
ic Region Board include:
r Brook, NL; Susan Fowle
Julie Bettney, Mount Pearl,
NL; Susan Delong, Quispa total revenue $ 4,936,360
McKim, Halifax, NS; Cathy
Smallwood, St. John’s,
r, Halifax, NS; Jodi Hutch
inson, Windsor, NS; Elizab
msis, NB; Greg Fash, Riverv
iew, the cbcf brand on their products, donations from
msis, NB; Greg Fash, Riverv NL; Barbara Thompson, eth Newman, Halifax, NS;
ic Region Board include:
Julie Bettney, Mount Pearl,
NL; Susan Delong, Quispa
e Thompson, Campbellton,
Rudderham Chernin, Sydne
y, NS and Martha Zed, Saint
Fredericton, NB; Thérèse
Michael corporations, payroll deductions and casual days)
Other members of the Atlant Fredericton, NB; Thérès , NB; Gail
St. John’s , NL; Barbara Thompson, and Martha Zed, Saint John, NB. 3. community events 4. special events 5. individual
, NL; Cathy Smallwood, Waite, Charlottetown, PE
Tracey Drover, Corner Brook in, Sydney, NS; Barbara
PE; Gail Rudderham Chern Programs/direct Mail 6. other (interest and product sales)
Jennifer Perry, Charlottetow
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2008/2009 AlloCATions & exPenses
grant allocations & charitable initiatives AlloCATions & exPenses
Public education, Awareness Programs and Charitable initiatives $ 507,996
Atlantic grant Allocations (research, Community Health & studentships) $ 1,888,628 4.
W E LCOM E A B OA R D 10%
W E LCOM E A B OA R D The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -
Atlantic Contribution to national Programs & CBCrA $ 212,649
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Atlantic Region is delighted to introduce
ToTAl grAnT AlloCATions & CHAriTABle iniTiATives $ 2,609,273
Region is delighted to introduce members of the Gail Rudderham Chernin of Sydney as a 3. 1.
Board of Directors who represent our organization
As the leading national volunteer-based fundraising costs 35% 44%
member of the Board of Directors. Gail organization dedicated to creating a future
on Newfoundland and Labrador. Also shown is As the leading national volunteer-based (pictured right) represents our organization without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Canadian Breast Cancer foundation CiBC run for the Cure $ 1,167,265
Catherine Johnston, Halifax, NS, Chair of the Board. organization dedicated to creating a future
without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast
on Cape Breton Island. Shown with Gail is Cancer Foundation works collaboratively Corporate, individual, Community & other $ 525,248
to fund, support and advocate for: relevant
Pictured from the left, Tracey Drover, Corner Brook; Catherine Johnston, Chair of the CBCF -
Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to and innovative research; meaningful ToTAl fundrAising CosTs $ 1,692,513 2.
Cathy Smallwood, St. John’s; Catherine Johnston fund, support and advocate for: relevant Atlantic Board of Directors.
and Julie Bettney, Mount Pearl.
education and awareness programs; early
and innovative research; meaningful education For more information on the work of the diagnosis and effective treatment; and a oPerATionAl exPenses $ 456,029
For more information on the work of the and awareness programs; early diagnosis and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation please visit positive quality of life for those living with
effective treatment; and a positive quality of
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation please visit www.cbcf.org/atlantic or phone 1-866-273-2223. breast cancer.
total allocatioNs & exPeNses $ 4,757,815
www.cbcf.org/atlantic or phone 1-866-273-2223. life for those living with breast cancer. 1. research, community Health and studentship awards
(atlantic & through cbcra) 2. atlantic Public education,
Other members of the Atlantic Region Board include: Susan Delong, Quispamsis, NB; Greg Fash, Riverview, NB; Susan Fowler, Halifax, NS; Jodi Hutchinson,
Other members of the Atlantic Region Board include: Julie Bettney, Mount Pearl, NL; Susan Delong, Quispamsis, NB; Greg Fash, Riverview,
NB; Tracey Drover, Corner Brook, NL; Susan Fowler, Halifax, NS; Jodi Hutchinson, Windsor, NS; Elizabeth Newman, Halifax, NS; Michael These reports reflect the revenue for the Atlantic region only. for a consolidated awareness Programs and charitable initiatives
Windsor, NS; Elizabeth Newman, Halifax, NS; Michael McKim, Halifax, NS; Barbara Thompson, Fredericton, NB; Thérèse Thompson, Campbellton, NB;
Jennifer Perry, Charlottetown, PE; Gail Rudderham Chernin, Sydney, NS; Barbara Waite, Charlottetown, PE and Martha Zed, Saint John, NB.
McKim, Halifax, NS; Cathy Smallwood, St. John’s, NL; Barbara Thompson, Fredericton, NB; Thérèse Thompson, Campbellton, NB; Jennifer
Perry, Charlottetown, PE; Barbara Waite, Charlottetown, PE and Martha Zed, Saint John, NB. national audited financial statement, please call CBCf—Atlantic region at 1-866-273-2223. 3. fundraising costs 4. operational expenses
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Your support is Changing lives
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continued from cover
T his past spring the Canadian Breast
Cancer foundation (CBCf)—Atlantic
region saw one of our dreams become a
e very single day of our 124 stops across
Atlantic Canada has been captured in the
money,” he said. “The staff brings out the
best in me.” Altogether, sobeys raised
Tour blog. our Tour reps shared highlights $3,000 for CBCf, the biggest donation yet!
reality—we launched the Canadian Breast
from the day along with photos. Below are
Cancer foundation Tour for the Cure. TWillingATe, nl — July 1, 2009
two samples of our posts from visits to
A dream made possible through your belief Woodstock, nB and Twillingate, nl. To read Happy Canada day! The big pink bus
in the work of CBCf as a donor, sponsor or more about our visit to your community, ventured into Twillingate with icebergs
visit our blog at tourforthecure.ca. as our backdrop. Along with breast
cancer survivors from the Pink ribbon
WoodsToCK, nB — AugusT 21, 2009 ladies support group, we welcomed
The staff of CiBC and sobeys in Woodstock many people aboard, including
We can’t wait to get
back on the road
was a welcome sight. dan, manager at
sobeys, has been hard at work fundraising.
participants of the Community Wellness
Walk. What a great, healthy way to
celebrate Canada’s birthday!
C BCf conducted a survey of women
eligible for breast screening in
Atlantic Canada to find out why they
“We really had a lot of fun raising this
again next year to aren’t participating in regular screening.
continue our journey the toP 4 reasoNs
and help save more • Their doctor didn’t tell
lives.” them to be screened
NaNcy MargesoN, • They felt fine
Ceo, CBCf—ATlAnTiC region • They feel they are too young
The Tour for the Cure, a big pink bus filled
• no family history
with breast health and breast cancer early detection through regular breast
information, travelled to 110 communities screening is a person’s best defense
and made more than 124 stops throughout against breast cancer. screening
nova scotia, Prince edward island, guidelines vary slightly by province, but
newfoundland and new Brunswick. Cindy, Dan, Sobeys and CIBC employees make a donation Community Wellness Walk, Twillingate, NL
all programs include free mammograms
for women ages 50-69.
on board, visitors had the chance to see, 2009 sTATs
touch and hear the latest information Book your mammogram today!
about breast health and mammograms, all
To book an appointment or for
to motivate eligible women to be screened
more information, please phone:
for breast cancer. online, visitors could
follow the daily blog and access information
1. Travelled 15,000 kms coNtacts
on the Tour.
throughout Atlantic Canada new Brunswick
“our first year was better than we ever Your Regional Health authority
could have imagined,” said nancy margeson, 2. visited 110 communities
Ceo, CBCf—Atlantic region. “The enthusiastic
3. made 124 stops newfoundland and labrador
response for the Tour for the Cure knew no
boundaries and included our visitors, lead 4. on the road 22 weeks 1-800-414-3443
partners, provincial governments and the
media. We can’t wait to get back on the road 5. saw 10,000 visitors nova scotia
again next year to continue our journey and (open to women 40 and over)
6. Had 7,000 hits on the website
help save more lives.” 1-800-565-0548
7. received $18,000 in unsolicited or 902-473-3960
Plans for the 2010 Canadian Breast Cancer
donations from individuals and
foundation Tour for the Cure are already
corporations Volunteer Barb inside the Tour bus in Mount Pearl
underway, CBCf hopes to schedule stops Prince edward island
in many more, new towns and communities
to continue spreading the word about
the importance of early detection of For more information, please visit tourforthecure.ca
10. year in review • 2009 www.cbcf.org/atlantic 1-866-273-2223 picture a future without breast cancer canadian breast cancer foundation — atlantic region 11.
our biggest turnout of the summer was at of pink candy to pink flowers and beyond. CBCf—Atlantic region is proud of its part-
AlC in moncton. on september 2nd, AlC staff also hosted games and fun. nership with AlC through the Tour for the
staff were hard at work letting everyone Cure. CBCf would like to thank the staff of
know that the Tour for the Cure was in town. Throughout the summer breast cancer AlC for their tremendous support. A special
survivors joined us on the bus — a program thank you to lynne Kelly and Cathy dellaire,
staff taped pink arrows on sidewalks around developed through AlC’s partnership. At whose attention to detail and spirit enabled
the city directing people to the bus, and it each stop, one to as many as fifteen survi- us to reach 266 people in moncton alone.
was hard to miss the dancing pink gorilla! vors volunteered their time as “AlC Tour
even Chuck Bridges, vP of stakeholder Champs”. These individuals encouraged
leAd PArTners THAnK you
relations was “dressed to the nines” in a people to board the bus and shared with
pink velvet suit to spark peoples’ interest visitors their own stories and why breast
leading the Way T hank you to the media of Atlantic
Canada for helping us get the word
out that our big pink bus was on the road
and encourage them to visit the bus. The
AlC lobby was decorated in pink — from lots
screening is so important.
and for your coverage as we moved from
Because of you… more than 10,000 atlantic Canadians town to town. By helping us to promote the CiBC
learned that early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Tour for the Cure and our message of early
detection—together we made a difference. CiBC played host to many Tour for the Cure the bus to new Brunswick. in digby, ns for embracing the Tour and a special thank
f our lead Partners proudly joined us on
the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation
Tour for the Cure. They are Atlantic lottery
not only did these outstanding companies
join us as lead partners on the Tour, but
their employees went above and beyond
CBCf—Atlantic region would also like to
acknowledge our government partners:
stops, and welcomed us with open arms
at each one. CiBC staff across the region
proudly wore their pink ‘Who are you
staff decorated a Tour for the Cure tree
with boarding passes used as ornaments.
The CiBC branch in Carbonear, nl even
you to ellen Townshend, Community relations
manager — Atlantic Canada region for
rallying CiBC employees across the region
Corporation, CiBC, ganong and sobeys. to support and promote the Tour. We running for?’ run t-shirts to show their hosted a lunch potluck for Tour staff and to make this event such a success.
were touched by the warm welcomes we new Brunswick Cancer network, support when the bus was in town. Whether volunteers and used their staff fund to
our lead partners are active members of received as we travelled to so many towns newfoundland and labrador department it was pink balloons, cookies shaped like purchase limited edition Tour t-shirts for
their communities and know that breast and communities. of Health and Community services, and ribbons or BBQs, each branch was ready every branch employee.
cancer affects more than just those the Prince edward island department for our big pink bus.
diagnosed—it touches families, friends, (below) CIBC group, (bottom left) Sobeys group, (bottom right) of Health. CBCf—Atlantic region is proud of its
The group from Ganong, (top right) ALC driver, (bottom far
communities and workplaces. right) volunteers in the bus in fredericton,nB the entire branch staff partnership with CiBC through the Tour for
came out for the official provincial launch the Cure and many other great initiatives.
dressed in run t-shirts to officially welcome CBCf would like to thank the staff of CiBC
At each Tour stop around the region, our jellybeans, pink bras and pink ribbons in of this and many other initiatives. A
visitors got a taste of ganong. By providing the window. As a special treat while the bus special thank you to Carol Chapman of C2
boxes of fruitfulls for the Tour bus, they was in their hometown, ganong provided Communications for lending their invaluable
ensured each visitor had something to chocolates and jellybeans to visitors — in energy and talent to this initiative.
satisfy their sweet tooth as a thank you addition to the fruitfulls! ganong also
for filling out our survey. hosted the bus at their annual CBCf
fundraising golf tournament, The ganong
Campbellton CIBC meet and greet While in st. stephen, ganong encouraged Tour Championship, in moncton.
people to visit the bus by having a Pink day
at the Chocolatier. The Chocolatier was CBCf—Atlantic region would like to thank
decorated with a wonderful display of pink the staff of ganong for your “sweet” support
Chuck Bridges, ALC soBeys
With almost 50 of our 124 Tour for the pink staff shirts, held BBQs and fundraisers, foundation Tour for the Cure. A special
Cure stops held at sobeys locations promoted the bus in their weekly flyer, had thank you to Jill Thomas-myrick and Alison
across Atlantic Canada, sobeys employees dieticians promoting the importance of Cameron at sobeys Atlantic for your
went above and beyond to make each healthy living, encouraged and rewarded outstanding enthusiasm and commitment
stop special. store staff to go through the bus and so to this project.
in addition to their commitment as lead
partner, sobeys staff created in-store CBCf—Atlantic region would like to thank
displays of products sold in support of the management and staff of sobeys stores
CBCf, put up pink decorations and balloons across Atlantic Canada for their outstanding
Stratford Sobeys staff Ganong staff Selina and Melanie in Saint John to welcome the bus and Tour staff, wore contribution to the Canadian Breast Cancer
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reseArCH grAnTs THAnK you reseArCH revieWers!
CBCF—atlantic system sees tumor proteins as foreign;
otherwise it ignores them, or worse still, it
disease. dr. Tim lee and his team are
investigating the immune activation r esearch grant applications are
evaluated by a panel of volunteers
Region awards suppresses any attempt to eliminate them. properties of an extract of the fungus
Cordyceps sinensis, used in Traditional
recruited for their expertise in the
over $790,000 in dr. catherine too, dalhousie university Chinese medicine to treat cancer.
specific area of work proposed in
each application. This ensures grant
$60,000/year for two years
Research grants To reveal the biological role of a particular dr. Paola Marignani, dalhousie university decisions are made by people who
understand the proposed work.
complex in hormone-responsive breast $60,000 for year two of her project
y our donations are at work in laboratories
across Atlantic Canada searching for
ways to create a future without breast cancer.
cancer cells. This complex may be a potential
target for drug design for the treatment
dr. marignani will identify ‘how’ lKB1, a
member of the tumor suppressor protein
CBCf—Atlantic region would like
to thank its 2009-2010 volunteer
and management of breast cancer. family, communicates with proteins known research grant reviewers.
in 2009, through your generosity, the to be involved in the development of breast
dr. stephen griffiths, Atlantic cancer, and how these communication
Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—Atlantic full lisT of
Cancer research institute pathways may be changed in order to prevent reseArCH revieWers
region awarded over $792,628 for breast
cancer research projects in Atlantic Canada. $20,000 the cancer from developing. This discovery
To explore the possibility of a non-invasive will potentially lead to the development of dr. roger roberge, nB – Chair
The following researchers received CBCf— test, such as a routine blood test, that could anti-cancer agents or strategies for gene
Atlantic region funding:
dr. sheila drover, nl
be sensitive and specific enough to identify therapy that will specifically target lKB1
how aggressive a cancer may be and which communication pathways. dr. Carman giacomantonio, ns
dr. graham dellaire, dalhousie university
treatment might be more appropriate. dr. laura gillespie, nl
$60,000 dr. gilles robichaud, université
Breast cancer cells are often resistant to dr. Jean Marshall, dalhousie university de moncton dr. duane guernsey, ns
radiation and chemotherapy which may $59,500 $60,000 for year two of his project dr. david Hoskin, ns
lead to a recurrence of breast cancer. A number of studies have suggested that Pax-5, has consistently demonstrated itself
dr. dellaire’s lab is studying how a particular people who have allergies may be less
dr. robert Hurta, Pe
in playing an important role in the regulation
protein is regulated in breast cancer cells. likely to develop multiple types of cancer of gene expression and in basic cellular dr. marianna Kulka, Pe
This work could lead to new treatments for including breast cancer. evidence suggests activities such as cellular growth, cell
breast cancer, giving hope to patients with dr. mark laflamme, nB
that some medications may be helpful in transformation and cell death events. given
recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. decreasing cancer growth while others are the importance of the regulating properties dr. Timothy lee, ns
not. dr. marshall’s project will examine the of the Pax-5 factor on these cellular dr. stephen lewis, nB
dr. Patrick lee, dalhousie university
effect of selected allergy medications in processes, over-expression of Pax-5 often
$60,000/year for two years dr. rodney ouellette, nB
laboratory models of human breast cancer. results in the development of a transformed
read dr. lee’s article, in news on page 5. The results of this study will increase our or cancerous cellular state. dr. robichaud ms. valerie Peters, ns
dr. stephen lewis, understanding of the interaction between will assess the potential of human Pax-5
dr. gilles robichaud, nB
Atlantic Cancer research institute allergic disease and breast cancer. isoforms in mammary tissues through the
generation of mammary cell models in dr. mark surette, nB
$56,000 dr. tim lee, dalhousie university
which the expression of individual Pax-5 dr. Terry-lynn young, nl
To better understand the role of a particular $59,700 isoforms can be activated or suppressed
protein in the development of breast cancer. immunotherapy is treatment to stimulate in a conditional manner.
The results of this work could lead to the or restore the ability of the immune
development of new and better breast (defense) system to fight infection and
cancer treatments. (far left - far right) Dr. Stephen Griffiths, Dr. Tim Lee,
Dr. Stephen Lewis, Dr. Graham Dellaire, Dr. Marianna Kulka
dr. Marianna Kulka, university of Pei
$59,400 in year 1; $58,200 in year 2
The results of this research may lead to the
development of a new class of anticancer
agents that do not have the shortcomings
of current chemotherapy drugs and may
prove valuable in the treatment of breast
dr. sheila drover, memorial university
To untangle the interactions between immune
markers and molecular components of breast
tumor cells that might make the tumor cell
look foreign. it is important that the immune
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>> community health grants
search living Proof
Building THe fuTure celebrates 10 years
Building the future of breast cancer research in atlantic Canada other funding and kindly declined the CrTP
traineeship. CrTP still considers Kevin a 1 80 breast cancer survivors attended
the 10th Annual newfoundland and
W e are pleased to announce that this
year four promising breast cancer
research trainees have received funding
to provide salary support to graduate
students undertaking cancer research at
an academic institution. This competition
CrTP trainee and includes him in CrTP
sessions and events. CrTP is an integrated
labrador Breast Cancer retreat in gander
in may. The retreat featured educational,
cancer research training initiative developed therapeutic and medical sessions, as
through your support. was open to applicants from across Atlantic well as local entertainment.
to address the needs for a transdisciplinary
Canada. each student has been offered
dale Corkery in dr. graham dellaire’s lab, approach to cancer research. CrTP is a over 40 newcomers left with an abundance
$17,850/year for two years.
Kim sutton and Anna greenshields in program of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer of knowledge to bring back to their
dr. david Hoskin’s lab and Jeremy roy in Also of note, Kevin Cormier in dr. gilles research institute — www.bhcri.ca. communities. The level of sisterhood within your dollars at work. Comments from caring, friendly, and open. A truly helpful,
dr. Paul linsdell’s lab — all at dalhousie robichaud’s lab at the université de the group could not possibly be measured retreat participants: informative and warm experience.”
your dollars are at work developing the next
university — have each received a Cancer moncton was offered a CrTP Traineeship in as both newly diagnosed and long term Because of you a newly diagnosed patient
generation of breast cancer researchers. “This was my first retreat. it has been less
research Training Program Traineeship the spring competition. Kevin was offered breast cancer survivors came together is able to meet a 16 year survivor and see
with funding from CBCf—Atlantic region. than one year since my diagnosis. it has there is hope.
to share with and support each other.
Dale Corkery (left) Jeremy Roy (left) been a roller coaster of a year, and for
in 2008, CBCf—Atlantic region awarded Anna Greenshields Kim Sutton (right) much of it, i felt like a machine on auto-
(right) The Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—
$100,000 to the Cancer research Training Atlantic region has been the lead funder pilot. This retreat has been a wonderful
Program (CrTP) at dalhousie university of this retreat since its inception in 2000. experience and has helped me feel ‘human’ i enjoyed every minute.
in 2009, CBCf Atlantic region awarded again. Thank you so much!”
i walk away with hope
$25,000 towards the 11th annual retreat—
bringing CBCf’s contribution to date
“The retreat drew me from my comfort
zone into a ‘Circle of friends’ who are so
for the future.”
to $211,490. 2009 nl reTreAT ATTendee
investing in the future of breast cancer research
CBCF—atlantic Region grants 2 studentship awards
love THe liBrAry! TeCHnology
i n 2009, the Canadian Breast Cancer
foundation—Atlantic region awarded its
third series of studentship Awards. Two
The goal of ms. macleod’s research was
to better understand the expression and
activity of ion channels in breast cancer Knowledge is power know about this wonderful resource,” said supporting earlier
leslie Cockburn in her column published in
successful students across Atlantic Canada epithelial cells, as the overwhelming diagnosis on Pei
W omen and men in new Brunswick The daily gleaner.
received funding totaling $10,000. majority of breast cancers are derived
from epithelial cells. have improved access to up-to-the-
A sampling of titles include:
The CBCf—Atlantic region studentship minute breast health and breast cancer
Awards Program was established to Kevin cormier, 1st year, masters of resources—made possible by community Why i wore lipstick to my mastectomy by
generate an interest among undergraduate science student in biochemistry health grants from CBCf—Atlantic region. geralyn lucas; Just get me through this!
and graduate students in the field of supervisor: dr. gilles robichaud, A practical guide to coping with breast
breast cancer. each award supports a université de moncton The initial $60,000 grant awarded in cancer by deborah A. Cohen and dr. robert
student for a maximum of 14 weeks 2008 enabled the new Brunswick Public m. gelfand and mom has cancer by
throughout the summer. “This support has enabled me to achieve library service and the friends of the new Jennifer moore-mallinos (part of the
merit and recognition in several aspects Brunswick Public libraries foundation to let’s talk about it! series for kids.
Katie Macleod, 4th year student, such as communicating my results at purchase 1,700 new pieces to add to their
Bachelor of science in biology conferences and by being awarded a breast cancer collection. in June of 2009,
supervisor: dr. elizabeth Cowley, Canadian institute for Health research the friends of the new Brunswick Public
The Queen elizabeth Hospital foundation in
dalhousie university master’s student Award.” — Cormier libraries foundation received another
Charlottetown, Pe received $43,750 towards
$50,000 to further expand their collection
“The work i have been doing in the lab has The goal of mr. Cormier’s research was to the purchase of an mri guided biopsy breast
over the next two years.
completely changed the career path i want better understand s100 protein functions in coil. This equipment will provide island
to take in the future. i feel as if i am making breast cancer, which could lead to the devel- “We want everyone to—the newly diagnosed, physicians with the ability to biopsy cancer
a contribution to cancer research, and that opment of new diagnostic tools and more long-term survivors, husbands, children, and will reduce the time required to make
is a very rewarding feeling.” — macleod effective treatments for breast cancer. 2009 CBCF—Atlantic Region Studentship award recipients, mothers, fathers, friends and anyone who an accurate early diagnosis. until now, this
Katie MacLeod (top) and Kevin Cormier (bottom) has ever been touched by breast cancer—to A selection of breast cancer books at the New Brunswick library technology did not exist on Pei.
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sydney deTerminATion AWArd Corner BrooK deTerminATion AWArd
1st place david Hall $ 11,714 1st place Tammy Jones $ 1,230
2nd place Timothy milley $ 5,800 2nd place Kathleen Caines $ 885
3rd place Clare gillies $ 5,563 3rd place Krista Baldwin $ 774
TeAm AWArds TeAm AWArds
CiBC Corporate spirit award CiBC Csa Women in mining $ 6,718
gord’s ride for the Cure $ 41,295 Friends and Family The Pink Crafters $ 2,284
Friends and Family friends of leona $ 12,130 school team Templeton Academy $ 1,004
2009 CBCf CiBC run for THe Cure evenT summAry* school team malcolm munroe Junior High $ 8,642 nBWtC award Breast friends $ 1,500
new Balance Women’s team Challenge award
atlantic run sites gross funds rAised no.of PArTiCiPAnTs island and Baraco girls $ 14,091 sT JoHn’s deTerminATion AWArd
fredericton, nB $ 246,350 1200 1st place Jo-Ann Byrne $ 11,727
saint John, nB $ 200,000 1500 HAlifAx deTerminATion AWArd 2nd place Jim Burton $ 10,600
moncton, nB $ 381,629 1750 1st place Bernice Arsenault $ 17,512 3rd place doug Chafe $ 7,042
Halifax, ns $ 859,131 7500 2nd place scott ferguson $ 10,429
sydney, ns $ 314,054 1800 3rd place Barbara Cruikshanks $ 10,013 TeAm AWArds
Charlottetown Pe $ 191,762 1100 CiBC Csa remax over $ 24,000
TeAm AWArds Friends and Family rhonda’s robust runners $ 6,304
Corner Brook, nl $ 45,819 246
CiBC Csa Carsand mosher memory makers $ 12,627 school team Holy spirit High school $ 4,205
st. John’s, nl $ 383,940 3100 Friends and Family smiley Connection $ 31,560 nBWtC award Circle of friends $ 14,444
atlantic developing sites school team Halifax West Cancer Warriors $ 2,604
Wolfville, ns $ 38,000 250 nBWtC award Bosom Buddies and Pals $ 20,700 CHArloTTeToWn deTerminATion AWArd
Church Point, ns $ 14,560 100 1st place stacy macWilliam $ 6,460
Amherst, nB $ 23,760 100 monCTon deTerminATion AWArd 2nd place Carol ross $ 3,370
Bathurst, nB $ 33,000 350 1st place Thomas doucette $ 11,650 3rd place lisa Creamer $ 3,355
*as of run day 2nd place lesley smyth $ 7,685
3rd place olivia Turner $ 5,764 TeAm AWArds
run direCTors Brook Turner $ 5,216 CiBC Csa Holland College steepers $ 8,441
Friends and Family stacy’s Arsenal $ 9,351
TeAm AWArds school team saints de eCf ecole de francois Boute $ 965
Run director thank you fredericton, NB corner Brook, Nl
CiBC Csa salisbury Big stop $ 123,556 nBWtC award Boobalicious $ 14,424
Beth Ashton, nicola Cassidy Amanda Barnes, Brian mullins
Friends and Family dream Team $ 14,328
e ach Canadian Breast Cancer
foundation CiBC run for the Cure
event is organized by an outstanding
saint John, NB
sue delong, Hiadee goldie
st. John’s, Nl
susan evans, lisa duffy
riverview High school
AmHersT deTerminATion AWArd
1st place Bethany Compton $ 1,825
volunteer committee that works tirelessly Moncton, NB develoPing run siTes: frederiCTon deTerminATion AWArd 2nd place Tracy macAloney $ 1,500
to make the event a success. Janet goguen, Wendy Bransfield 1st place mary lee gill $ 4,950 3rd place Janice Beed $ 1,250
Bathurst, NB 2nd place James Tucker $ 4,048
leading these committees are volunteer halifax, Ns silvana Bosca 3rd place deborah macdonald $ 4,030 TeAm AWArds
run directors, who on top of their own jobs Chantal Bernard, stephanie Hale 1st place Amherst regional High school $ 1,735
and families, commit a tremendous amount church Point, Ns TeAm AWArds
of time to the CBCf family. sydney, Ns Amelia deveau, Tracey Quinn CiBC Csa runBuddies $ 11,829 BATHursT deTerminATion AWArd
Ann macdonald, neale morrison Friends and Family spudbusters $ 13,411
CBCF—atlantic Region would like to send 1st place Brain fitpatrick $ 2,425
Wolfville, Ns school team mems Pink ribbon Pals $ 6,775
a special thank you to our 2009 atlantic charlottetown, Pe 2nd place silvana Bosco $ 1,080
suzanne stewart nBWtC award rah rah for the Ta Tas $ 4,629 3rd place gary Winsor $ 1,000
Run directors. Cecil villard, rachel drummond
sAinT JoHn deTerminATion AWArd ToP TeAm
THAnK you!!!!!! 1st place Jane demmings $ 5,926 1st place Code Pink/Code rose $ 3,221
2nd place Anne Cadell $ 5,115
A big thank
you to our
5 To 9 yeArs
over 10 yeArs
Aileen debly $ 41,030 CHurCH PoinT deTerminATion AWArd
1st place linda richards $ 2,907
Jill ferro maria Cormie
have stuck with Wendy Hebert reegan fitpatrick rachel Brown CiBC Csa irving fuel the Care Pinkies $ 12,427
Julia searle Kathleen Quirk Wolfville deTerminATion AWArd
us over the years! norma leBlanc richelle Corey Jennifer sutherland Friends and Family Jean’s genes $ 12,039
lisa Corey neale morrison 1st place susan markham-starr $ 1,752
Below is a list of Judy meredith Wendy Bransfield green school team st. mac’s $ 12,472
Barbara gautreau Jack macdonald nBWtC award Pink investments $ 2,281 2nd place Harvey leslie $ 1,454
the wonderful regan mcPhee Karen mcCumber Janet goguen don maclellan 3rd place Pam Biggs $ 1,190
people who have Patricia duplisea margaret macintyre Paul macdonald Catherine mooney
been with us for rachel drummond marlene Cairns doug macdougall Colleen ross ToP TeAm
deannette Turner CiBC CsA = CiBC Corporate spirit Award
5 and beyond! linda Anderson 1st place rose Buds $ 5,481
nBWTC Award = new Balance Women’s Team Challenge Award
We try our best to keep our records accurate. if we missed you, we apologize. Please let us know.
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Curves for A Cure Convoy for A Cure in TriBuTe
Curves teams up new Brunswick Convoy for a Cure Celebrating life and
with CBCF to support raises over $34,000 for CBCF 50 years of love
a future without
breast cancer 5 0 years ago, when emma and Walter
Brown of Cavendish, nl, promised to
be there for each other ‘in sickness and in
A n estimated one in eight Atlantic
Canadian women will be diagnosed
with breast cancer in her lifetime. early
health’ little did they know how that vow
would be tested.
detection is a person’s best defense against in June of 2008, during their 49th year of
breast cancer. That’s why Curves locations marriage, emma was diagnosed with breast
throughout Atlantic Canada are encouraging cancer. in may of 2009, less than one year
women to be regularly screened by booking after her diagnosis and mastectomy, emma
a mammogram. attended the newfoundland and labrador
Breast Cancer retreat, of which the
Curves for a Cure is a partnership founded Canadian Breast Cancer foundation has
on a combined mission. always been the proud lead funder.
“To strengthen women and find a cure”. so on the momentous occasion of their
Katy loewen, Canadian Area director 50th anniversary, emma and Walter
from Curves international is pleased about decided to give back in a big way. Because
this program and says, “Curves for a Cure of emma’s breast cancer and Walter’s
has changed lives, saved lives and most history with heart attacks, they wanted to
definitely impacted lives”, and adds, celebrate by throwing a party, and decided
“as my mother used to say, ‘Together, we that the best presents anyone could give,
can move mountains girl!’ move mountains were gifts to both the Heart and stroke
we will”. foundation and the Canadian Breast
Cancer foundation—Atlantic region.
This october, women who brought proof A decorated truck at the New Brunswick Convey for a Cure. We were blown away that 46 drivers participated.
of a recent mammogram or made a cash
donation of $25 or more to the Canadian xcerpts from this article are from an convoy of support truckers and local fire
Breast Cancer foundation had their article published on Trucking info, and emergency medical services who
service fee waived as part of the Curves for written by Jim Park, equipment editor— wanted to be part of the event.
a Cure campaign. in addition, select Curves www.truckinginfo.com
locations hosted special fundraising activities once the truckers arrived in Aulac, drivers
throughout the month. drivers were out early on saturday, enjoyed music, award presentations, an
october 17th scraping the frost off their auction and a BBQ lunch.
since 2004, Curves for a Cure in Atlantic trucks and decorating them in traditional
Canada has raised over $57,000 for CBCf pink in preparation of the first Convoy for organizers roxanne doran smith and
to support a future without breast cancer. a Cure in new Brunswick. Jo Anne Phillips say in their wildest
dreams they were hoping for 50 trucks and
Visit www.curves.com to find the location fifteen female drivers and 31 of their male $50,000, but were absolutely blown away
nearest you. partners, supporters, and friends formed a by the 46 drivers who did participate. They
mile-long truck convoy for the 50-mile trek admit that the $34,000 tally is way beyond Emma and Walter Brown
along the Trans-Canada Highway between what they had realistically expected.
salisbury and Aulac, nB, to raise funds for Because of this kind and generous gesture,
the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation. “We almost achieved what i had only $885 was donated to CBCf—Atlantic region!
dreamed of,” smith said. “What a day. i The happy couple celebrated in style
funds were raised through donations cried, i laughed, i thought, i ran, and when and they celebrated just one week shy of
collected by drivers and event sponsorships. i finally relaxed at the end i was utterly emma’s second mastectomy surgery. she is
Convoy for a Cure raised an outstanding overwhelmed by the support i received recovering nicely and is looking forward to
$34,000 in its first year in new Brunswick! from everyone.” many, many more anniversary celebrations!
drivers from as far away as summerville, Thank you to roxanne doran smith and
newfoundland and Brockville, ontario her team of committee members for to learn more about our tribute
joined drivers from all over new Brunswick. making Convoy for the Cure 2009 such program, phone 1-866-273-2223
While the women’s convoy was at the a success. Plans for convoy in 2010 are or visit www.cbcf.org/atlantic
forefront of the day, there was also a already underway!
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50 over fifTy
elizabeth edwards to deliver keynote address at
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s 50 over Fifty
W ith the shared vision of creating a
future without breast cancer, the
Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—
law where she met her husband, former us
senator John edwards. mrs. edwards is the
proud mother of four children: Catharine,
Atlantic region is pleased to announce emma Claire, and Jack. Her first child,
regATTA for THe Cure that elizabeth edwards, an accomplished Wade, died in 1996. despite the demands
attorney, successful author, passionate of raising young children, mrs. edwards
advocate for children’s education and still finds time to participate in community
Regatta for the Cure breakfast. After participants registered
their boats, the parade of sail was off and
and organizer of the event, and her “crew”
of volunteers for all of their hard work. healthcare access will deliver the keynote service. she remains active in the Wade
T he first annual regatta for the Cure, the Halifax harbour was a “sea of pink”. dinner address at 50 over fifty, scheduled edwards foundation, and is involved in a
held in July 2009 at shearwater yacht for may 27, 2010 at the Cunard event variety of charitable efforts.
Club was an amazing success –raising
After the parade of sail and a great BBQ Centre in Halifax. edwards, diagnosed with
Mrs. Edwards has inspired countless women through her
May 27, 2010
May 27, 2010
lunch at the yacht club, participating boats
Save the Date.
almost $21,000 for CBCf—Atlantic region. breast cancer first in 2004 and again in willingness to publicly share her battle with breast cancer.
took to the starting line. following the race, 2007 will share her battle and will provide
The regatta offered something for both a public BBQ supper and dance were held. her perspective on living “An inspired life”.
boating enthusiasts and the general public Awards were presented to recognize the
alike. With a mass of local support ranging best decorated boat during the parade mrs. edwards has inspired countless
from the local tall ship liana’s ranson of sail, top fundraisers and the race top women through her willingness to publicly
to the navy’s diving fleet, a full day of finishers. A very special thank you to share her battle with breast cancer. in
activity was kicked off by an 8am pancake Amanda (AJ) Quarmby-Bennett, originator her books saving graces: Finding solace
and strength from Friends and strangers
and her newest publication Resilience:
sCore for THe Cure Reflections on the Burdens and gifts of Cunard Event Centre
Facing life’s adversities, she reflects on Tickets $250 per person
she shoots, The pink ribbon spirit was ever present on
jerseys, helmets, hockey sticks, and even
of breast cancer patients and survivors
in their province. Personal stories were
her trials, tragedies, and triumphs.
visit 50over50.org for event
she sCoRes! water bottles as this incredible league leapt shared along with tears and laughter as the An accomplished attorney, mrs. edwards is details or to book tickets
at the opportunity to show their support players showed a less competitive side on a graduate of the north Carolina school of
the ice, and a more competitive side over
o n march 20, 2009 there was pink
tape abound as the eastern edge
Women’s Hockey league in nl held their
who would win the team pizza party for
highest amount of pledges raised!
DREAM. DONATE. VOLUNTEER. BELIEVE. CURE.
first “score for the Cure” event in support The eastern edge league has vowed to
of the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation— make this incredible night the first of many,
Atlantic region. eight teams of phenomenal as score for the Cure will become an annual Celebrate the holidays by donating in honour of
women joined forces to hold a night of celebration of their commitment towards your family, friends, colleagues and clients. Give to
breast cancer awareness, to raise funds, breast cancer awareness in our province.
and have a whole lot of fun, all at the CBCF and give the gift of hope to those affected by
same time! everyone can make a difference, and these and living with breast cancer. A personalized holiday
women have proven that it’s all the more gift card will be sent to your recipient telling them
Between customized t-shirt sales and enjoyable from center ice!
pledges, wingers, defensive players, goalies, you have made a donation on their behalf.
Play on ladies, play on!
and coaches raised an incredible $9,000! Score for the Cure has become an annual fundraiser
remAx sold on A Cure
give the gift
very year remAx agents across in 2008, 215 remAx agents from 11 And finally, in 2009 alone, Team remAx
Atlantic Canada generously support Atlantic offices collectively raised over participated in 3 Canadian Breast Cancer
the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation— $24,000. This brings the 4 year total to foundation CiBC run for the Cure sites—
Atlantic region through various programs over $67,000. Through the remAx yard Halifax, ns, moncton, nB and st. John’s, nl
including the remAx sold on a Cure sale for the Cure, agents gathered on may and raised $26,749.
program, remAx yard sale for a Cure 30th in 2009 and held yard sales in support
and Team remAx in the Canadian of CBCf—Atlantic region. since 2007, in Thank you Team remAx for your year-
round commitment in support of creating To ensure timely delivery call 1-866-273-2223 or
Breast Cancer foundation CiBC run Atlantic Canada remAx yard sale for the
for the Cure. Cure has raised $10,127! a future without breast cancer. visit www.cbcf.org/atlantic and click Donate Now.
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THAnK you To our 2009 regionAl And evenT PArTners
suPerior ProPAne CArol Ann Cole lAunCHes neW BooK
superior Propane fills “if i Knew then
up to deliver a future
without breast cancer
What i Know now”
B eginning in december 2009, superior
Propane will hit the road with a pink
o n november 26, 2009, CBCf—Atlantic
region staff were honoured to attend
the nova scotia launch of Carol Ann Cole’s
and white delivery truck in support of the
third book “if i Knew Then What i Know
Canadian Breast Cancer foundation—
now”. At the launch, Carol Ann shared a
few passages from her book and introduced
superior Propane will donate a portion of some of the special individuals featured.
revenue from every litre delivered by this
Carol Ann is founder of the Comfort Heart Angie, Heather from CBCF with Carol Ann Cole
truck to CBCf—Atlantic region. Customers
initiative, which has raised well over a
will receive a note advising them that the
quarter of a million dollars for CBCf— them Comfort Hearts. Proceeds from each
propane they have just received is helping
Atlantic region and over one million for Comfort Heart sold in Atlantic Canada are
to create a future without breast cancer.
cancer research overall. donated to CBCf—Atlantic region.
Travelling throughout the maritimes, the
The Comfort Heart initiative was born “if i Knew Then What i Know now” and Carol
pink and white truck will deliver more than
when Carol Ann walked into a store and Ann’s second book “lessons learned upside
propane to its customers; it will deliver a
discovered Worry Hearts, small hearts that the Head: from Boardroom to Bedroom,
message of hope.
you rub in times of stress. she knew she’d from Career to Cancer and Beyond” are
superior Propane’s general manager for found the way to give back to the cancer available for purchase at the CBCf—Atlantic
the Atlantic region, Terry murphy, is proud community. in partnership with oceanArt region office for $20 each. Comfort Hearts
of this partnership. “With this truck, the Pewter, she altered the design and renamed are also available for $10 each.
Atlantic region will be publically supporting
a cause that touches countless lives. Breast CHurCHill fAlls, lABrAdor
cancer does not just affect those women
living with the disease; it also affects their
friends and families as well,” said murphy. new graduates give back
“The pink and white delivery truck will
represent our commitment to improving
the communities that we service and the
T he 2009 graduating class of eric g.
lambert school in Churchill falls,
labrador was comprised of 13 young
lives of both superior employees and
ladies — and not one young man!
These ladies fundraised the entire year for
look for the pink and white truck in your
their graduation and in the end had funds
community in 2010. for more information
left over. The class decided to equally
divide that surplus, donating half to their
local women’s shelter, and half to CBCf—
Atlantic region. in total a fantastic $750
was donated to CBCf — truly exceptional!
mark Bonnell, faculty advisor for the 2009
graduating class said “i was the grad advisor
this year to a class of 13 exceptional women!” Graduating students at Eric G. Lambert School
CBCf couldn’t agree more. in Churchill Falls, Labrador