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.

 

Just Posted

West Shore RCMP block entrance to Goldstream Park, evicting all campers by morning

Roving tent city moved to provincial park yesterday, advocates say homeless unfairly targeted

Choir study shows people with dementia can learn new songs

Volunteers need for Alzheimer’s helpline, World Alzheimer’s Day is Sept. 21

Oak Bay Councillor Hazel Braithwaite seeks re-election on Oct.20

If elected, this would be the fourth term for the municipal councillor

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ to tell story of gender transition in new documentary

Frankie Edroff will write film, Empress Avenue Media to direct, produce project funded by Telus Storyhive

United Way asks Victoria to share local love

2018 campaign aims to raise another $5M

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read