We are running and walking in memory of Laurie Hunn-Rogers, who battled cancer valiantly in 2001, only to have it metastacize and come back in 2012. In 2015, we founded Laurie's Ladies to support Laurie and she was able to join us for an incredibly special run - pushed in a wheelchair and smiling the entire way, despite her declining health. She fought the disease with grace and courage until November 8, 2015, when she passed away surrounding by her family at the Agape Hospice. We are running and walking in memory of all those we have lost to breast cancer, and in support of those who are battling it - and the family, friends and loved ones affected by this awful disease.
That’s why on Sunday, October 2nd, our team will be participating in the 2016 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. The money our team raises will help fund vital research, education and community support initiatives.
Fundraising works. Investments in innovative research and education by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. As a result, mortality rates have decreased by 43% since the peak in 1986.
We are all in this together. Despite our successes, 67 women are still being diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada every day. Mothers, daughters, fathers, brothers, caregivers and friends; we will all be touched by breast cancer in our lifetime.
So please support our team and donate today. Help us reach our fundraising goal!
Together, we can help to create a future without breast cancer.
2016 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure -- Sunday, October 2, 2016