Last updated May 23, 2021
This website is in the process of being wound down, but here is the final update for the results for the MBC teams at the 2020 CIBC Run for the Cure. Thank you to everyone who participated or donated! For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
MBC Teams at the CIBC Run for the Cure - #MBCTeamsR4TC
This year's CIBC Run for the Cure was held October 4, 2020.
We raised over $200,000 and had 37 teams across Canada
Why MBC Teams? Five 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.
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If you'd like to connect with other MBC teams across Canada:
Our MBC teams hold close to our heart our friends and family members who we have lost across the country - Jan, Jacqui, Michelle, Colleen, Janelle, Cathy H, Heather B, Jody, Pam, Dani, Jen, Katherine, Niki, Jaspreet, Caroline, Jocelyn, Diane, Catherine, Marlene, Susan and Janine. We keep moving forward in their memory, hoping to make things better.