0862253 Run For The Cure


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My presentation will be about a very important event fun by CIBC called Run for the Cure. This is a 5k or 1k run, specifically, Canadas largest fundraising, volunteer-led event held towards raising money for the fight against breast cancer.

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0862253 Run For The Cure

  1. 1. CIBC’s
  2. 2. The following presentation will be about a very important event run by CIBC called the Run for the Cure This is a 5k or 1k run, specifically, Canada’s largest fundraising, volunteer- led event held towards raising money for the fight against breast cancer (www.cibcrunforthecure.com)
  3. 3. CELEBRITY CONTRIBUTIONS Many celebrities have not only supported the Run for the Cure and the Breast Cancer Foundation, but have survived the fight of breast cancer themselves Olivia Newton John fought breast cancer in 1992, and Melissa Etheridge suffered through the same fight in 2004 Melissa Etheridge is one of the main supporters of the Run for the Cure – she even wrote a song titled ‘I Run for Life’ which references her own fight with breast cancer and her determination to overcome it, as well as encourages other breast cancer survivors and their families (www.wikipedia.com) Many companies hold fundraisers which raise money for the Run for the Cure including Holt Renfrew who held an event in Vancouver last year which many stars, such as Elizabeth Hurley, attended dressed in pink
  4. 4. 1992 1993 1995 1997 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 |||||||||| Canada's first Vancouver The Run CIBC The Run A record More The Participants Participants event, raising joins the grows to joins as takes place $21 than 2006 raised more raised $28.5 $85,000 in journey 10 the title in a total of million is 170,000 Run than $27 million Toronto locations; sponsor 30 locations earned Canadians raises million in 53 from with over in over raised $26 communities Halifax to 140,000 40 over $23 million across Vancouver participants locations million. dollars Canada. across the country. The Run for the Cure was created in 1992 by a small group of volunteers who were set on making a difference. The first Run took place in Toronto where 1,500 people gathered raising an impressive $85,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. In 1997, CIBC joined as the title sponsor for the run alongside other well known names such as M&M, The Running Room, McCain, and many more. As the years went by more and more people became dedicated to raising awareness for the Run and in 2007, 53 communities and 170,000 Canadians participated in the Run. They raised an outstanding $27 million which demonstrated the dedication and awareness the Run had produced over the years.(https://www.cibcrunforthecure.com/html/en/ab_history.asp) In 2008, 55 communities and 170,000 Canadians participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Together, we raised $28.5 million for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs (https://www.cibcrunforthecure.com/html/en/ab_history.asp)
  5. 5. The Amount of Fundraising Over the Years of the Run for the Cure A m o u n t i n M i l l i o n s Years
  6. 6. Breast cancer is a disease that affects Canadians and people all over the world on a regular basis. The Run for the Cure is a very inspiring experience that brings people together of all ages, backgrounds, and stories with 1 common purpose in mind – a world free of breast cancer. It is an event that has been taking place for 17 years and has raised an unbelievable amount of funding towards breast cancer research, awareness, and education. Each year volunteers, friends and family gather to fundraise then participate in the 5k or 1k run. People congregate into a sea of baby pink – the representing colour of the Breast Cancer Foundation, and head out walking, running, skipping or hand in hand with the person next to them. It truly is an event that represents the strength, courage, and hardships that people go through during the fight through breast cancer. (www.cibcrunforthecure.com) There are so many ways to participate in this event. Even if you couldn’t partake or volunteer at the physical run, you could join the virtual run on the Canadian Breast Cancer website. It is as simple as registering and fundraising online before you are one of the many people who make a difference. There are also many t-shirts, posters, and the classic pink ribbon that are available for purchase which contribute to the fundraising for this event. Not only does this occasion focus on fundraising for breast cancer but it also on brings many families and friends together. There is the opportunity to make teams in which you can fundraise and run with. The teams can register their team name online at the Canadian Breast Cancer website and have the chance to win many prizes in reward to their fundraising efforts. (www.cibcrunforthecure.com)
  7. 7. Works Cited: Slide 1: Graphics – Slide 4: Graphics – www.thebreastcancerinfo.com www.google.ca www.google.ca www.atv.ca www.abcnews.com Slide 2: Graphics – www.kgw.com www.wsbt.com www.fabgrind.com www.google.ca www.wbst.com Information – www.thebreastcancerinfo.com www.cibcrunforthecure.com Slide 5: Graphics – Slide 3: Information: www.cibcrunforthecure.com www.wikipedia.com www.okmagazine.com/posts/view/1830 Slide 6: Information – www.cibcrunforthecure.com Slide 4: Graphics – www.google.ca Slide 7/8 Information – www.atv.ca http://mchb.hrsa.gov www.abcnews.com www.kgw.com Slide 9/10 Graphics – www.fabgrind.com www.inventorspot.com www.wbst.com www.google.ca www.thebreastcancerinfo.com www.jogabe.com