Run for the Cure on Oct. 6

Abbotsford is one of nine communities in B.C. taking part in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Abbotsford is one of nine communities in B.C. taking part in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The local event takes place at Rotary Stadium (corner of Trethewey and Maclure), with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m.

The annual event raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research and education initiatives.

The walk/run offers a choice of two distances – one km or five km.

Last year in Abbotsford, the Run for the Cure raised almost $339,000 from approximately 1,800 participants.

Abbotsford has been participating in the event since 2000, raising a total of $2.96 million in that time.

Abbotsford run director Susan Johnston said the event is “inspiring.”

“Whether you are participating as a survivor, running for a love one or a friend, or just there to support the cause, it’s an emotional and powerful event that brings people together with a common goal of a future without breast cancer,” she said.

For more information or to register, visit runforthecure.com.