Last updated July 27, 2020

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MBC Teams at the CIBC Run for the Cure - #MBCTeamsR4TC

This year's CIBC Run for the Cure will be held October 4, 2020.  This year's run will be virtual and details are still evolving.  But cancer doesn't take a break and metastastic breast cancer research is still desperately needed, so in some form or another, our fund raising efforts will continue. 

To register your team -

Make sure to start your team name with Metastatic Breast Cancer, and to select Metastatic Breast Cancer Team as your corporate affliliation, but contact if you need any assistance. 

In 2019, we raised $243,000 and had 39 teams across Canada

Our fundraising progress to date for 2020

Why MBC Teams?  Four years ago we started the Metastatic Breast Cancer teams at the Run. With teams, tents, signs, sticker distribution and speakers, we are helping to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer in the wider breast cancer community. 

Why?  Because some (most?) people do not know what metastasis is, that breast cancer is only deadly once the cancer leaves the breast, that recurrences can occur in up to 20-30% of early stage patients years after treatment, and that research into more effective treatments (or even a cure!) are still desperately needed. 

How does the Canadian Cancer Society support people with metastatic breast cancer?  In addition to its programs that assist all cancer patients, the CCS is the largest supporter of breast cancer research in Canada.  In 2019, the CCS invested $3.2 million on metastatic breast cancer research, representing about one-quarter of the $14.3 million spent on breast cancer research. 

In 2019, the CCS announced support for the SU2 Cancer Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team. The Dream Team is a cross Canada effort to use a novel treatment to interrupt the ability of breast cancer cells to manufacture necessary proteins.  Trials are planned in Montreal, Vancouver, and Edmonton. To learn more, head to the SU2C website

Some useful links:

  • The Canadian Cancer Society's investment in MBC research - a handout

If you'd like to connect with other MBC teams across Canada:

Closed facebook discussion group:

Our MBC teams hold close to our heart our friends and family members who we have lost across the country - Jacqui, Michelle, Colleen, Janelle, Cathy H, Heather B, Jody, Pam, Dani, Katherine, Niki, Jaspreet, Caroline, Jocelyn, Diane, Catherine, Marlene, Susan and Janine.  We keep moving forward in their memory, hoping to make things better.