About the CIBC Run for the Cure
In 1992, a small group of volunteers began a movement in Toronto’s High Park. That day they brought together 1,500 people to raise awareness and $85,000 for breast cancer. This marked the beginning of what was to become Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led event in support of the breast cancer cause, the CIBC Run for the Cure. Today, the event has over 80,000 participants and raises $16 million annually in communities across Canada.
In 1997, the trailblazing partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and CIBC began. On February 1, 2017, CBCF and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) joined forces under the CCS banner. Together, CCS, CIBC and thousands of dedicated Canadians continue to raise vital funds for breast cancer through this signature event. We are grateful to CIBC, their employees and clients for their longstanding support, and to the countless volunteers, participants and donors that are helping to change the future of breast cancer.
This event unites an incredible collective of Canadians who are a force-for-life in the face of breast cancer and want to show their support. It’s an inspirational day that raises significant funds for CCS, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. CCS invests these dollars into ground-breaking breast cancer research, compassionate support services, trusted cancer information and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians. It’s because of the funds Canadians raise through the CIBC Run for the Cure that we know more than ever before about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer.
As breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women, touching the lives of so many families every day, the CIBC Run for the Cure gives families, friends and supporters the opportunity to join together to honour and celebrate their loved ones, and make a real difference.
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CEO, CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
As CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), I’m thrilled to support the partnership between CCS and CIBC to change the future of breast cancer for all Canadians. CCS is the largest national charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, and funds raised through the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure help us further our support for the breast cancer cause. In 2018, the CIBC Run for the Cure raised almost $16 million for breast cancer research and support services. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of donors, participants, partners and volunteers across the country I believe that, together, we can create a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GROUP HEAD, PERSONAL AND SMALL BUSINESS BANKING, CIBC AND CIBC'S EXECUTIVE RUN SPONSOR
For Team CIBC, giving back is personal. Every day, thousands of team members take on causes that touch their hearts and strive to improve lives in our communities. Given that one in two Canadians will be impacted by cancer, CIBC supports organizations like the Canadian Cancer Society that help patients and their loved ones through the cancer journey. Together, we are - #OneforChange.