Get your Pink on!

Get your Pink on!

Winnipeg’s Run for the Cure raises over $821,000

by Ron Cantiveros

On Sunday, October 3, 2010, over 6,000 runners and walkers, many decked out in pink “anything” raised over $821,000 for Winnipeg’s 19th annual CIBC Run for the Cure. This year’s event was held at MTS Centre and the streets of downtown Winnipeg were awash with people wearing pink.

Pink “anything” included pink shirts, accessories like boas, capes and balloons. Run for the Cure is one day where we take time to recognize the survivors and the women we honour that have died from breast cancer. Breast cancer touches everyone. Many of the 6000 participants dedicated their run to friend or family member who had been aflicted.

We’re running for our mom – Rosalinda Natividad-Cantiveros! The Run for the Cure is an event that holds a personal meaning for our family. I remember our first Run for the Cure at the old Winnipeg Arena at Polo Park. I actually ran the 5km course while my mom and dad, chose to take the leisurely 1km walking course.

All funds raided in Manitoba, stays in Manitoba and go to support breast cancer research and education. Over 56 communities in Canada raised a record $33 million. October is breast cancer awareness month and donations can be made until the end of the month. To make a donation, visit FilipinoJournal.com.