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‘Run for the Cure’ set

Local CIBC staff and friends and family will be participating in the annual “Run for the Cure” here Sunday afternoon to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

CIBC employee Karen Chown, who’s organizing the local “Run for the Cure” this year, said the public is more than welcome to join them.

The run/walk will start at 2 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina, but Chown is asking participants to show up closer to 1:30 p.m. to turn in any pledges.

“It doesn’t have to be a certain dollar amount. It can be anything,” she noted. “If people want to join in, the more, the merrier.

“We’d be thrilled to have anybody drop by and join us,” added Chown.

The run will be a 5K, but Chown noted there will be one- and two-km markers in case people want to do a shorter run.

“I understand there is going to be some younger kids joining us who want to do a shorter run,” she explained.

Last year’s “Run for the Cure” here brought in $1,250.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation/CIBC “Run for the Cure” is a single-day experience that unites more than 170,000 Canadians in 53 communities across the country.

Together, millions of dollars are raised to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs in the communities where Canadians live.

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