CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE
MUSKOKA TEAM CHALLENGE
MUSKOKA (JULY 22) – The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure 5K Run and 1K Walk is on Sunday, October 2, 2011, and the competition is already heating up in Muskoka, Haliburton, and Parry Sound as local businesses form teams to challenge each other.
Three teams ready to take on the competition include Muskoka Bear Wear’s “Pink Team” who are raising money for their team by donating $5.00 from the sale of each PINK Cadet, Hoody and Zip sold in any of their 4 Muskoka locations. The Muskoka Mammories team led by Suzanne Martineau from RE/MAX; the Muskoka Mammories challenge other real estate offices in Muskoka to participate in this important event. Additionally the staff at Classy Cuts Hair Salon in Bracebridge is ready to challenge other hair salons in Muskoka to support the foundation.
Individuals can also pre-register for the Run for the Cure. While the Corporate team challenges are a lot of fun, there are also other ways to join as a group including friends and family, schools, youth groups, sport teams and women’s only groups. Please visit http://www.runforthecure.com to join an existing team or to create your own.
Cheryl Hammond, a Run for the Cure committee member and also a member of “The Whipps,” says she’s excited to participate in this year’s event. “I’ve got an enthusiastic group of walkers that have joined my team. We are excited to be part of the first Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in the heart of Muskoka. I think there is going to be an amazing turnout and I’ve heard the prizes are amazing!” says Hammond. There are many local businesses that are getting behind this event and individuals that want to contribute. “The best part of registering as a team is the camaraderie amongst friends. It’s going to be a lot of fun and the proceeds are going towards such a worthwhile cause,” explains Hammond.
Participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure with a team multiplies the enthusiasm, the laughter and maybe even the tears shared at the event. It also strengthens the impact everyone will have by helping the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation achieve its vision of creating a future without breast cancer.
For those that are unable to attend the Run for the Cure, there are still other ways to give to the Foundation. For example local jeweller Stan Tait has offered to donate 25% of sales of his Angel Pendants sold at select hair salons to The Run. Classy Cuts hair salon is selling local jeweller Stan Tait’s silver angel pendants. His pendants will help raise money for Classy Cuts’ and other local salons teams. Other unique types of local business fundraising is encouraged; please contact one of the Run Directors Debbie or Alison to find out how you can be involved.
In 2010, the Run for the Cure raised $33 million across Canada to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education and health promotion programs. This year, the Foundation hopes to break that record. So Muskoka, sign up for the Run for the Cure on Sunday October 2, 2011 and be a part of the pinkest run – walk event that is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.