Run for the Cure cancelled

A fundraising tradition in Vernon has been cancelled.

The Canadian Cancer Society will not hold a Run for the Cure in Vernon this fall.

“Each year, we review run sites to ensure we’re doing all we can to raise the most funds for our mission. Despite the incredible passion and dedication the Vernon community has shown, and continues to show, the CIBC Run for the Cure in Vernon has seen a decline in participation and dollars raised over the years,” said Sheila Dong, senior manager of strategic communications, in an e-mail.

“After much consideration, we determined the Vernon Run site would not be active in 2017.”

North Okanagan residents are encouraged to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure Oct.1 in Kelowna.

“Vernon residents can also support the run by using an independent model of fundraising,” said Dong.

“My Run. Any where. Any way provides residents with the ability to create an activity, individually or as a group, specifically tailored to their interests.”

Click here for more information about the program.

Additionally, CIBC banking centres in Vernon will support run participants and accept offline donations, registrations and continue to fundraise for Run for the Cure.