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Local 'Run for the Cure' back in person after two years online

The 31st annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC 'Run for the Cure' will unite 54 communities across the country, including Niagara Region, on Oct. 2
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On Sunday, Oct. 2, the 31st annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure will unite 54 communities across the country, including Niagara Region, with the common goal of changing the future of breast cancer forever.

Following two years of a virtual format, this year’s in-person event will inspire and reignite a sense of camaraderie and togetherness that the CIBC Run for the Cure has brought to participating communities since the inaugural Run in 1992. Participants are invited to run, walk or roll either 1 km or 5 km to support the breast cancer cause and raise funds to ensure those facing breast cancer live long, healthy lives.

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women, with 1 in 8 expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime. Funds raised through the CIBC Run for the Cure enable the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to continue its work with governments to shape a healthier society, provide vitally important support programs and invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research that help people with breast cancer live their lives as fully as possible.

“The impact of the CIBC Run for the Cure is undeniable. Together, with our supporters, we’ve contributed to significant improvements in the way breast cancer is being prevented, detected, diagnosed and treated,” says Andrea Seale, chief executive officer, Canadian Cancer Society. “But there’s more to be done and we welcome residents of Niagara Region to join us as we celebrate hope, progress and change.”

The event will take place at Brock University from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is open to everyone. There is also an option for registrants to participate virtually through the My Run. Anywhere. Any Way. program.

CCS is committed to following all public health guidelines and recommendations to protect people living with breast cancer, as well as all other event attendees, volunteers, employees and supporters.

Anyone looking for more information or to register for the event can visit

About the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure

The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day event dedicated to raising funds for the breast cancer cause. Last year, this national movement brought together over 20,000 participants virtually and raised $11 million in communities across Canada. Since the event began in 1992, the CIBC Run for the Cure has raised more than $480 million for breast cancer research and support. Learn more or donate at

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for people affected by all types of cancer across the country. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to shape a healthier society. No other organization does all that we do to make lives better today and transform the future of cancer forever. More information can be found at

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 13 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Market businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital bank network, and locations across Canada, in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at