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White Kennedy West Kelowna office participates in 2013 Run for the Cure

White Kennedy Crusaders Help Run for a Cure


Running For A Future

White_Kennedy_Crusaders_Help_Run_for_a_Cure_«_White_Kennedy_Chartered_Accountants_Penticton_Accountants_West_Kelowna_Accountants_Osoyoos_Accountants_White_Kennedy_Chartered_Accountants_Penticton_Accountants_West_Kelowna_Accountants_Osoyoos_The White Kennedy Crusaders will be taking part for a second year in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Kelowna, BC.  This year Jennifer Mendes, Senior Accountant in our West Kelowna office a part of this largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada as Individual Fundraising Coordinator.

The team is compromised of staff members, friends and family and together Jennifer and her team helped to raise $5,500 towards this amazing cause.   100% of the net funds raised in BC from the CIBC Run for the Cure will stay in our region to help fund, support and advocate for prevention, early detection, research, treatment and health care workforce improvements.   In 2012, Kelowna raised $306,226, and 1,647 participants joined the walk/run.

The majority of Canadian women (approximately 80 percent) are at an average risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.  Average risk means that over their lifetime they have a one in nine chance, or 11 percent risk, of developing breast cancer.  In 2013, it is estimated that 23,800 women and 200 men in Canada will be diagnosed with the disease.

Here’s a look at Jennifer and her team from last year:

Run Day Schedule

Time (am) & Event:

8:30 | Final Registration/ Donation Drop-off

9:30 | Opening Ceremonies

9:50 | Warm-Up

10:00 | Start of Run

10:05 | Start of Walk

11:05 | Awards Celebration

11:15 | Survivor Parade

As team captain, Jennifer encourages everybody to take part of this year’s CIBC Run for the Cure on October 6, 2013.  To register, volunteer or donate, visit the Run for the Cure website at  If you would like to help the White Kennedy Crusaders reach their goal please find do so here

Written by Jennifer Mendes, Senior Accountant, White Kennedy Chartered Professional Accountants West Kelowna