On Sunday October 2nd 2011, False Creek Healthcare Centre participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation annual 5K Walk/Run for the Cure. It was a beautiful sunny day and the crowd of runners and walkers was massive – it was really encouraging to see so many Canadians out enjoying the fresh air and doing their best to raise money to fight disease. Every dollar raised supports life-saving research and life-changing programs, bringing us one step closer to a future without breast cancer. Our team had a lot of fun together with quite a few walkers and several runners participating.
The route took us all over False Creek and across the Cambie Street Bridge right near our facility – so it was a great tour of the neighbourhood. Our beautiful Vancouver city was certainly looking its best for all the runners and walkers. We urge all of those who did not attend this year, to think about next year’s race – we are going to make sure that every year the False Creek Healthcare Centre participates in this worthwhile cause. Walking and running alongside so many brave women and men was uplifting. Let’s always pay it forward.
More photos can be viewed on the False Creek Healthcare Facebook page
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs. It was created by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
Last year, support of the Run for the Cure grew stronger, with record-breaking dollars raised and unwavering corporate and volunteer support. In 60 communities, more than 170,000 supporters united as runners, walkers, donors, volunteers and partners, to raise $33 million. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is extremely grateful for this support and is honoured to be entrusted by the nation to continue to lead the way in creating a future without breast cancer.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer as a leader in funding research, education and awareness programs and improving the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer.
The Foundation was founded in 1986 by a group of women who saw too many friends and family members being diagnosed with a disease that most women were embarrassed to talk about. Their vision was to bring a voice to those affected by breast cancer, and to dedicate funding to breast cancer specific research, education and awareness programs. Since then, the Foundation has stayed true to that vision and continues to work with over tens of thousands of volunteers and event participants, the community, breast cancer scientists, and clinicians to work towards creating a future without breast cancer.