London's CIBC Run for the Cure
London Community News
By Sean Meyer/London Community News/Twitter: Newswriter22
Near perfect weather and a dedicated crowd of thousands produced more than $700,000 in donations for this year’s CIBC Run for the Cure.
This year’s edition of the run, the 18th for London, took place Sunday (Sept. 30), in Victoria Park and saw 3,971 participants raise $713,659.51. Those numbers represent a slight increase in overall participation (3,780 last year), but a small drop in the funds raised as of run day ($795,924.19 in 2012).
“We had a great day. We were so thrilled with the participants who were so happy to take part. We might have fallen short of our overall goal, but I think it is amazing we were able to raise over $700,000,” said Katherine McIntyre, co-media co-ordinator, along with Emileigh Laidlaw. “I think what you saw was a great day overall and thousands of people dedicated to creating a world without breast cancer.”
Although the fundraising total was down slightly locally, it was a significant contribution to the overall success of the day. McIntyre said the latest statistics show 62,000 people across Ontario raised $13.1 million — nearly half of the nationwide total of $30 million raised by 170,000 people.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day community driven fundraising event in support of breast cancer research, education and awareness.
McIntyre also announced the 19th annual CIBC Run for the Cure will take place on Oct. 6, 2013.
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