Abbotsford supports Run for the Cure

On Sunday, 2,168 breast cancer survivors, family members and supporters gathered at Rotary Stadium to take part in the 20th annual Run for the Cure event.

Participants in the 20th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure walked or ran the five- or one-kilometre routes around Rotary Stadium on Sunday.

Participants in the 20th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure walked or ran the five- or one-kilometre routes around Rotary Stadium on Sunday.

On Sunday, 2,168 breast cancer survivors, family members and supporters gathered at Rotary Stadium to take part in the 20th annual Run for the Cure event.

They raised more than $295,000 in the local run. It was part of a province-wide effort that included eight run sites, 22,000 participants and $3.67 million raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Across Canada, the effort raised more than $30 million in 59 communities.

Awards were given to top fundraisers. Lucie Bellavance won an incidvidual award, CIBC won the corporate challenge, the Chilliwack Chicks earned the women’s team challenge, Win Together Because We Can took the friends and family team challenge, and the Sandy Hill Suns was the top school team.