CIBC Run for the Cure raises over $550,000

4,200 people participated in the Run for the Cure at the University of Victori

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Victorians raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer research.

During the annual CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation announced $556,000 was raised locally in the lead-up to the run and on Run day.

“We’ve had a very solid year,” said Tracy Ryan, the foundation’s regional manager for Vancouver Island. “Victoria continues to support the cause.”

As of Run day last year, slightly more had been raised – more than $563,000.

She added donations continue to come in to the foundation after the run.

On Sunday, 4,200 people participated in the Run for the Cure at the University of Victoria, taking part in the five- or one-kilometre run or walk routes. Awards were handed out at the event as well, including for Christopher Mavrikos, who took home the Determination Award for being the individual to raise the most donations, with $6,612. Mavrikos won the same award last year when he raised more than any individual ever had in Canada, with more than $30,000.

 

 

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