About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. It was founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. The Run for the Cure has made great strides since then, while staying true to grassroots and our volunteer founders’ vision.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is extremely grateful for this support and is honoured to be entrusted by the nation to continue to lead the way towards our vision of creating a future without breast cancer.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer as a leader in funding research, education, awareness programs, and improving the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer.
The Foundation was founded in 1986 by a group of women who saw too many friends and family members being diagnosed with a disease that most women were embarrassed to talk about. Their vision was to bring a voice to those affected by breast cancer, and to dedicate funding to breast cancer specific research, education and awareness programs.
Since then, the Foundation has stayed true to that vision and continues to work with over tens of thousands of volunteers and event participants, the community and breast cancer clinicians in support of our mission . For over 25 years, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness and mobilize action on breast cancer. Since 1986, from coast to coast, we have invested over $274 million to fund vital research and community health grants that have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
The Foundation has regional offices in British Columbia/Yukon, Prairies/Northwest Territories, Ontario, Atlantic Region and a Central Office in Toronto. For more information about the Foundation and its work, visit www.cbcf.org