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Runners lace up to battle cancer

Nearly 5,000 in city join Run for the Cure

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Nearly 5,000 runners raised $660,000 for breast-cancer research in the 17th annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Winnipeg Sunday.

The event, which is marked simultaneously across the Prairies every year, is a major fundraising campaign for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ten communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba took part in the Run for the Cure this year, with more than 29,050 participants who raised a total of more than $4.7 million.

More than 4,890 participants gathered at Shaw Park to walk or run their choice of one to five kilometres.

The money they raise helps fund innovative research, health education and advocacy programs with a goal to reduce cases of breast cancer and deaths from it.

"Time and again, the Winnipeg community, along with the entire Prairies and Northwest Territories, amazes us with their dedication to the foundation and breast-cancer cause," said Bonnie Megley, spokeswoman for the breast-cancer foundation.

The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest one-day, volunteer-driven fundraising event for breast-cancer programs and research.

Across Canada, an estimated 23,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,000 will die from it in 2013, said the Breast Cancer Society. In Manitoba, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis for women and 820 women will discover they have breast cancer this year, said the Canadian Cancer Society and 190 will die of it in 2013.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 7, 2013 A10

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