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There’s nothing like the extraordinary power of people for getting things done. In 1986, a few determined women got together with a shared vision of reducing the stigma of this disease and funding breast cancer research, and they needed money to do it. Their vision resonated so strongly with women and men all over Ontario that this past year over 76,000 of you pitched in to help: by volunteering your time, donating your hard-earned money, organizing community fundraisers and taking part in fundraising or educational events.

Your creativity knew no bounds. From gathering together in dedicated teams to participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, to raising funds and breast cancer awareness at curling clubs, hairdressing salons, or corporate networking events, you found ways to make change happen.
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Wild horses couldn’t stop ‘em!

What comes to mind when you hear the word “mustangs”? Thundering, unstoppable speed and power, right? Well, the Mustang Poker Run rally, launched in 2004, by Dupuis Ford Lincoln Sales in Casselman, near Ottawa, lives up to its name as one of the most dynamic workplace-based Run teams in Ontario. “Our motivation is simple,” says Marie-Claire Ivanski, the group’s public relations officer.
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Throwing breast cancer a curve

Every October since 2006, Curves fitness and nutrition facilities across Canada have been raising funds to fight breast cancer with Curves for a Cure. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Curves circuit is pressed into service not just for health-conscious members but also for the cause. “Each club plans it own events,” says Janice Dawes, Director, Community Development in the Foundation’s Toronto office. “These include waiving service fees for new members who make a donation, to collecting donations from current members.”
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How The Money Is Spent

Your financial support funds a broad range of breast cancer research – projects that are helping us understand what causes the disease and how to prevent it, find better ways to detect, diagnose and treat it, and develop ways to improve the lives of survivors. You are funding specialized advanced training for the next generation of scientists and clinicians to give them the expertise they need to keep advancing knowledge and enhancing patient care.
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