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White Kennedy Crusaders Help Raise Funds for a Cure


White Kennedy CrusadersOn Sunday October 6th, the White Kennedy Crusaders consisting of team captain Jennifer Mendes, Megan Klawikowski, Marielle Brule, Jessica Hermiston, Don and Gail Jones, Jennifer Bassani, Jordyn Lombardi, Heidi Lanthier,  Lindsie Pereboom, Courtney Satchel,  Jenny Rattee and Corrie Holmberg participated in the 22nd Annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC  Run for the Cure!

Together the team worked together and  raised $6,005 by Friday October 4th, qualifying the teams the CIBC Corporate Spirit Award Winners for the 2013 CIBC Run for the Cure!  By the end of October 6th the team had raised close to $6,500 with donations that came in on run day.

Team Captain Jennifer Mendes cannot thank her team and it’s donators for their amazing support on run day.  As this year’s Individual Fundraising coordinator she has come to realize that every penny raised counts and support will help find  a cure for this disease in the future.

Over $177,200 raised in Kelowna as thousands participate in 22nd Annual Run for the Cure.

More than 1301 participants gathered today at City Park to help raise $177,239 for the breast cancer cause. At BC’s nine Run sites, an estimated 16,416 participants raised $2.6 million, contributing to the national total of $27 million. Across Canada, over 130,000 runners, walkers and volunteers took part in the event. Dollars raised through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure help fund innovative research, health education and advocacy programs that aim to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer and help support women and their families who have experienced the disease.

“Today, women diagnosed with breast cancer are living longer and with a better quality of life, thanks to tremendous research advancements made possible by our community’s contributions,” says Wendy Slavin, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region. “But with one in nine Canadian women being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, there is still so much to learn. I want to congratulate today’s participants, volunteers and supporters across the province for their commitment to continued investment in innovative and relevant research”.