As many of my readers will know, a cause important to me and my family is Breast Cancer Awareness. 4 years ago - the year my husband and I got married - my mother-in-law was diagnosed. Today, we are proud to call her a Survivor.
Since that time, I've volunteered my time and efforts to a cause that does extraordinary work for breast cancer research: The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I'm humbled and honoured to be a volunteer Run Director for the CIBC Run for the Cure. This is my third year in this position and it's one that has taught me a lot over the years.
|Photo by Gennarino Photography|
This year, thanks to the outstanding support from our local community, we decided to open up a new run site in Woodbridge/Vaughan, my hometown. It seemed fitting that I would head-up this new challenge. Our Run/Walk takes place Sunday, October 6 at the beautiful and picturesque Kortright Centre for Conservation.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the single-largest volunteer led event in Canada. Our committee is made up of dedicated volunteers who meet monthly (and now weekly) planning this wonderful, annual event. We recruit hundreds of volunteers for each site across Canada. If you would like to volunteer on Run Day for the Woodbridge/Vaughan site, please sign up online. We would love to have you.
The Foundation's philosophy, belief, mantra, whatever you'd like to call it, is to "Create a Future Without Breast Cancer." It's what we all want. It's our common goal. You may have seen this year's Run campaign; in various ads, children indicate what/who they're running for. This photo illustrates it perfectly: "I'm running for my 38th Birthday."
And as a mom to a little girl, I'm volunteering for a future where she doesn't have to worry about breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter.
To support my personal fundraising efforts, please make your donations here. Every dollar - and every helping hand - helps. Thank you in advance to all my friends, family and contacts who have donated with funds, supplies, food, sponsorship and more. We are truly grateful for your support.
Together, we WILL create a future without breast cancer.