Volunteers needed for Run for the Cure

Annual fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation takes place Oct. 5 in Abbotsford.

Run for the Cure takes place in Abbotsford every year, thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers who organize the event for the community.

Last year, more than 1,500 walkers and runners in Abbotsford participated in the one- or five-kilometre event, promoting the importance of breast health and raising funds to support the cause.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and CIBC, sponsors and organizers, have already started planning for this year’s event, taking place Oct. 5, 2014.

The CBCF is seeking a co-run director to lead the organizing committee. Run directors are leaders who work closely together to manage and empower a team of volunteers. The team of run directors supports fundraising, promotes breast health information, encourages participation in the event, and coordinates the event-day logistics.

Several committee roles also need to be filled, including: co-teams fundraising coordinator; individual fundraising coordinator; and communications coordinator.

Any interested applicants can find more information at www.runforthecure.com or by contacting Kim Hodge, volunteer manager at the foundation, at khodge@cbcf.org or 1-800-561-6111, ext. 242.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. Local participants collected donations in the months leading up to the event, raising over $210,000 last year alone (as of run day).