FAQs

About CIBC Run for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.

The event takes place on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place in 63 locations across Canada. Find a location.

The CIBC Run for the Cure is organized and executed by staff and volunteers of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The generous support of volunteers helps to keep costs down, which directs more money to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research and health promotion initiatives.

No. The CIBC Run for the Cure prides itself on its broad accessibility. As a family oriented event, adults and children of all ages are invited to run or walk at their nearest Run location. We welcome those with mobility aides to connect with their Run site contact for more information on the route, terrain and any specific accessibility concerns you have. You can find their contact information on your Run location.

If running or walking isn't for you, you could walk your dog, go for a bike ride or do yoga on October 2 in your own community. You would still register as a participant, but would have the flexibility to do your own thing.

Yes, in order to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure, you must register as a participant and have met one of the requirements of participation

  • Participant $40 Minimum Tax Receiptable Donation
  • Participant Fundraiser - $150 goal
    Your commitment helps CBCF fund the most promising clinical trials.
  • Participant Fundraiser - $300 goal
    Your commitment helps CBCF fund advancements in genetic testing.
  • Participant Fundraiser - $750 goal
    Your commitment helps CBCF fund the development of life-saving targeted treatment options.
  • Youth Participant free
    (under 18, does not include T-shirt)
  • Youth Participant $40 Minimum Tax Receiptable Donation
    (under 18, includes T-shirt)
  • Youth Fundraiser $60 goal
    (under 18, includes T-shirt)

We encourage anyone who wants to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure to register as a participant online or on Run day.

If you don’t fundraise a minimum of $150, you will be asked to donate the personal minimum of $40, which is tax receiptable.

If you are having difficulty reaching your fundraising goal, please contact your local Fundraising Coordinator who can support you in your fundraising efforts. You can find their contact information on your location’s Run location page.

The money raised goes towards mission-related work including breast cancer research grants, fellowships, community health grants, health promotion, education and community/peer support programs. Since our inception in 1986, CBCF has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research; funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. With the help of our donors, we hope to reduce the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, reduce mortality for those who develop the disease, and improve the quality of life for those affected.

Yes. The Foundation’s charitable number is 12799 3608 RR0001. When you donate to the Foundation, you will receive a tax receipt.

For more information about national sponsorship opportunities, or to sell merchandise on Run day, please call 1-800-387-9816 or email connect@cbcf.org.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in conjunction with the CIBC Run for the Cure does not canvass door-to-door. Nor, does the Foundation encourage volunteer participants to solicit funds by door-to-door canvassing.


ADVISORY RE: DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING

In our experience, some individuals elect to canvass neighbours in their communities as part of their fundraising efforts for events like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

If you are approached by a canvasser who states that he or she is raising money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please follow this advice:

  • If you know and trust the canvasser and you want to make a donation, please donate by giving the canvasser a cheque made out to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Do not give cash.
  • If a canvasser is unknown to you and you want to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit the Foundation's website at www.cbcf.org for donation options.
  • If you are suspicious of a canvasser, please take note of his or her appearance and contact your local police department.

No. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will not share your information with any outside agencies/organizations or individuals without prior consent or, if the disclosure is permitted or required by law. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

If we don’t have an official Run location in your community, you can still be part of the CIBC Run for the Cure by registering, fundraising, and running or walking in your own community on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Or, if running isn’t for you, why not walk your dog, go for a bike ride, do yoga, or even stay home and make a big dinner for your loved ones? Whatever your passion may be, you can recruit friends and family to join you in supporting the cause and making a difference.

You will still be eligible for tax receipts, fundraising rewards and a Run t-shirt!.