Cancer survivors will lead the way at the CIBC Run for the Cure Oct. 6 at Clarence Fulton Secondary in Vernon.

Cancer survivors will lead the way at the CIBC Run for the Cure Oct. 6 at Clarence Fulton Secondary in Vernon.

Community rallies at Run for the Cure

Hundreds will be pink’d up for the 22nd annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday, Oct. 6 at Fulton Secondary

In just one week, Vernon will be awash in a sea of pink.

Hundreds will be pink’d up for the 22nd annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Sunday, Oct. 6 at Fulton Secondary.

Vernon joins 65 other communities across the country, all united to support breast cancer research.

“Run day is truly an inspiring day,” said Lindsay Smith, co-run director.

“Whether you are participating as a survivor, running for a loved one or a friend, or just there to support the cause, it’s an emotional and powerful event that brings people together with a common goal of a future without breast cancer.”

The annual one or five-kilometre walk/run begins at 9:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies, including the survivor parade celebrating those who are still with us and to remember those who have died from the disease.

Last year’s event attracted 407 participants, who collectively raised $75,305.

CIBC is proud to once again be supporting the cause as title sponsor.

“With one in nine women in Canada diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, CIBC is committed to supporting the foundation’s vision of a future without breast cancer,” said Christina Kramer, CIBC executive vice president.

Anyone wishing to participate in the run, donate or volunteer on run day can sign-up at www.runforthecure.com.

Registration also takes place at 9:30 a.m. on run day.