About the Run

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

In 1992, a small group of volunteers began a movement in Toronto’s High Park. That day they brought 1,500 people together to raise awareness and $85,000 for the breast cancer cause. This marked the beginning of what was to become Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led event in the support of creating a future without breast cancer—the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Today, the event has over 100,000 participants and raises over $20 million.

The CIBC Run for the Cure is a trailblazing partnership between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), CIBC and communities across Canada that changed the face of breast cancer. This year’s Run day will mark the 20th year of CIBC’s partnership as title sponsor of the event. We are grateful to CIBC, their employees and clients for their longstanding support.

This event brings together an incredible community of people who have a personal connection to breast cancer and want to show their support. It’s an inspirational day that raises significant funds for CBCF, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. CBCF invests these dollars in the most promising breast cancer research that is leading the way in prevention, diagnosis and treatment and care, as well as funding Canada’s leading breast cancer patient support network, which works to improve the quality of life and the emotional support needed for those affected by this disease.

As breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women and touches the lives of so many families every day, the CIBC Run for the Cure gives families, friends, and supporters the opportunity to join together in honouring their loved ones, and making a real difference.

For more information, visit cbcf.org

Lynne Hudson

Lynne Hudson

CEO, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

As CEO of the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, I’m thrilled to celebrate the 20th year of partnership between CBCF and CIBC. The CIBC Run for the Cure raised $21.5 million in 2015 and is made possible thanks to the support and dedication of thousands of donors, participants, partners and volunteers across the country. I’m confident that together, we can create a future without breast cancer.

Christina Kramer

Christina Kramer

Executive Vice-President, CIBC and CIBC's Executive Run Sponsor

As Executive Sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, I am honoured to lead Team CIBC as we mark 20 years as proud title sponsor. Our commitment started with our employees and, through our partnership with CBCF, has grown exponentially over the last two decades. We care deeply about creating a future without breast cancer - a future that is closer than it’s ever been.