As you guys can see breast cancer awareness is very close to me. On Sunday, my sister, my mom and I — along with friends — hit the roads and participated in the 19th annual CIBC Run for the Cure.
From the Toronto Star:
The Run for the Cure was held in 60 communities across the country. More than 20,000 people — many of them wearing pink — ran, jogged, walked or shimmied in the Toronto event, which began at the University of Toronto. They raised $5,234,197 for breast cancer research and education, a record and a 28 per cent increase over last year.
About $33 million was raised nationwide, a 25 per cent increase over last year and also a record.
Yay for all of us! I hope that all of us joining together to walk and run will make a difference and help us find a cure. Here are some photo highlights:
It was an awesome day. I walked with a group of women who had their own reasons for walking/running, but we were all doing it to raise awareness and money to find a cure for cancer. The excitement and joy was palpable — people were friendly, babies were smiley and dogs were decked out in their pink finery and it was a beautiful thing. Thanks to everyone who supported me — I really appreciated it. Hope to see you next year!