False Creek Healthcare participated in the 23rd annual Canadian Breast Cancer foundation CIBC 5k Walk/Run for the Cure this weekend. Every dollar raised supports life-saving research and life-changing programs, working towards a future without breast cancer.
Our team had several walkers and one runner making for a fun Sunday morning. The weather even cooperated with warm temperatures and some patches of blue breaking out at the end. The run was a big success and nationally raised $1.5 million in Vancouver and $25 million across Canada for breast cancer research!
The crowd was quite large, with over 7,000 participants enjoying the sunny weather and beautiful scenery while raising money to fight cancer. The route took us through Chinatown, False Creek and within a block of our facility before heading over the Cambie bridge for the home stretch.
False Creek Healthcare is proud to support the Run for the cure and we look forward to doing this run again. For those who didn’t attend this year we hope you can join us next year!
An estimated 24,400 women and 210 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, with the disease claiming an estimated 5000 lives. One in nine Canadian women develop the disease at some point in their lives. One in 29 die from it.
At False Creek Healthcare we are deeply committed to women’s health and we believe that prompt and accurate diagnosis is a key part of fighting breast cancer, with our breast MRI and breast ultrasound and breast biopsy/pathology we can diagnose disease early when it is easiest to treat. On the surgical side our facility has performed breast surgeries (lumpectomy, mastectomy) as well as breast reconstruction to help women recover and get back to their lives.
About the CIBC Run for the Cure
Since 1992, the annual CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. Join us on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in one of our 64 communities across Canada as we come together to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Funds raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and education programs that are having an impact. For more information, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at www.cbcf.org