Run raises $60K

Local CIBC Run for the Cure directors Heather Burk and Melissa Brooks announce the total raised at the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure in Chatham-Kent on Sunday, with the help of volunteers.

The CIBC Run for the Cure took place in Chatham-Kent on Sunday, raising more than $60,000.

This is the second year for the 5k and 1k run/walk in Chatham-Kent to raise funds for the breast cancer cause.

A total of 363 participants took part, from the inaugural run in C-K in 2018 when 258 people took part, raising $41,410.

Nationally, an estimated $17-million was raised this year.

Locally, Enbridge won the Corporate Spirit Award for top fundraising corporate team.

The Rockettes won the Friends and Family Award for top fundraising team.

Gord Dillon won the Determination Award for top individual fundraiser.

The run is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, support programs, health education, and advocacy initiatives.

Since 1992, the Run has raised almost $445 million for the breast cancer cause, and last year alone, events across Canada raised $16 million with 82,000 participants.



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