UVic ready to host Run for the Cure

Oak Bay will again participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

  • Jul. 31, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Oak Bay will again participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure taking place Oct. 4 at the University of Victoria.  The event, facilitated by a committee of local volunteers, hosted 3,100 participants and raised more than $432,000 for breast cancer research, treatment and prevention last year.

During its July council meeting, Oak Bay approved providing, among other things, up to 100 “No Parking – Tow Away Zone” signs for its segment of Gordon Head Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road.

Road closures for the event held at the University of Victoria include Cedar Hill X Road at University Drive, Gordon Head Road and Richmond Road.

Each year, thousands of Canadians of all ages unite in a bid to create a future without breast cancer. In 2014, 65 communities and 127,000 Canadians participated and raised $25 million.

 

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.