As a Changemaker, you’re raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure and we want to say thank you!

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 1, 2017.

Raise $2500 or more

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.

Greatest need

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.

Raise $150 or more

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.

Raise $300 or more**

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 18, 2017.

Raise $1000 or more

You will be sent an official Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure hoodie. Changemakers who raise $1000 or more by midnight on September 1st will have their hoodies sent to them in time to wear them proudly on Run day.

Those who raise a $1000 or more by October 1st will have their hoodies sent to them after the Run. Hoodies will ship until mid-December as donations are processed.

* Product available while supplies last.

** No purchase or fundraising necessary. Open to age of majority legal residents of Canada. Contest opens May 01, 2017 (12:01 AM PST) and closes October 1, 2017 (11:59 PM PST). Enter online for full rules (including details on how to enter without purchase or fundraising) at www.cibcrunforthecure.com. Three (3) prizes available to be won. The prize (s) consists of one voucher that is valid for one (1) round-trip flight for two (2) guests to any scheduled WestJet destination* (restrictions apply). The voucher (s) has a maximum potential retail value of $2,900 CAD (no cash value), although the actual value will depend on the destination chosen and time of booking from originating city. Odds depend on number of eligible entries submitted and received. Skill-testing question required. Full contest rules and regulations.