We want to say thank you for making your promise to fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure!
If you opted in for Run Rewards during registration, you will receive a reward at each Fundraising Milestone.
To qualify for rewards, all donations must be received by midnight on October 6, 2019.
You will receive a Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt. These will be available at the early t-shirt pick up location in your community or on Run Day.
* Product available while supplies last.
You will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of three round trip flights for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination. Changemakers receive one ballot upon reaching the $300 fundraising milestone and an additional ballot for every $100 raised above and beyond.
Winners will be chosen on December 17, 2019.
You will be sent an official Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure S’well® bottle. Changemakers who raise $1000 or more by September 1st will have their S’well® bottle sent to them in time to use proudly on Run day.
Those who raise $1000 or more by midnight on October 6th will have their S'well® bottle sent to them after the Run. S’well® bottles will ship until mid-December as donations are processed*.
* Design may vary, product available while supplies last and shipped to the address provided when registering.
Raise $2,500 or more as an individual and you’ll have the power to choose where you want your dollars invested. Select one of the six options below and designate the dollars you’ve raised for the CIBC Run for the Cure to an area or need that is meaningful to you and impactful in the fight against breast cancer.
Help us invest money where it is most needed. By giving a gift to the area of greatest need, you are giving us the ability to quickly fund research projects, support services or cancer prevention and advocacy initiatives that are critically important right now.
Supporting people with metastatic cancer
Imagine being told that your cancer has spread and is not curable. Canadians living with metastatic breast cancer are on lifelong treatments, often with debilitating side effects, that take both a physical and emotional toll on them and their loved ones.
You can give hope to people living with metastatic breast cancer. Invest the funds you’ve raised in critical research to discover new treatments to control the disease and to better understand why the disease spreads in the first place. Your funds will also connect people with metastatic cancer to others facing the same diagnosis. These connections will strengthen and widen their network and provide them with the information and support they need to live life to the fullest.
Support and information
Coming to terms with breast cancer can be overwhelming, confusing and scary. Making sure that a person with cancer is able to access the right support and information is important.
The funds you’ve raised can help provide emotional support, improving the quality of life for those who have breast cancer. Access to clear and accurate information from a trustworthy source can help people with questions about breast cancer learn more and make informed decisions.
Whether the funds you designate are directed to our Cancer Information Service, our breast cancer support groups or our peer support program, you will help ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
Research - personalized medicine
Just as each person in this world is unique, so are breast cancers. No two are completely identical every cancer has a different genetic make-up. Personalized medicine uses information about a person to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. It helps doctors choose treatments based on a person’s genes or other features of the cancer the person has. There is still a lot to learn, but doctors hope that personalized medicine will mean that people with cancer have better outcomes from their treatment with fewer side effects and that they will stay cancer-free.
Designating the funds you raise to research into personalized treatments will help support a number of Canada’s most promising breast cancer research projects. For example, immunotherapy is a rapidly growing field in which scientists are working to determine how to harness a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.
Research - hard-to-treat cancers
On average, 72 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Thanks to the tremendous work of researchers, about 87% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive 5 years or longer.
But some types of breast cancer, like triple-negative breast cancer, can be harder to treat.
Your support will fund critical research into hard-to-treat breast cancers and also fund projects that could help treat cancer that is diagnosed at an advanced stage.
Research - clinical trials
Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways to prevent, detect, treat or manage cancer. Clinical trials provide information about the safety and effectiveness of new approaches to see if they should become widely available. Most of the standard cancer treatments used today were first shown to be effective through clinical trials, such as a trial that showed that taking letrozole (a breast cancer drug) can reduce cancer recurrence. This finding changed cancer care worldwide.
Designating the funds you raise to clinical trials will help ensure we are able to continue to fund trials that lead to game-changing discoveries.
** No purchase necessary. Open to age of majority residents of Canada. Contest opens May 6, 2019 at 12:00am PST and ends October 6th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST. Full rules and entry details at www.CIBCrunforthecure.com. One (1) prize available. The Prize consists of one roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination! Maximum potential retail value: $2,900 CAD, depending on destination chosen and time of booking from originating city. No cash value, fees, taxes, surcharges not included, blackout dates and restrictions apply. Odds depend on number of eligible entries. Skill-testing question required. Full contest rules and regulations.