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Run for the Cure comes to Surrey

Sally Haysom, a five-year cancer survivor, is a supporter of the CIBC Run for the Cure, which benefits the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Starting this year, Surrey will now host this annual fundraiser in Bear Creek Park. - Evan Seal / The Leader
Sally Haysom, a five-year cancer survivor, is a supporter of the CIBC Run for the Cure, which benefits the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Starting this year, Surrey will now host this annual fundraiser in Bear Creek Park.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

Surrey is now host to its own high-profile run to combat breast cancer.

On Thursday, Coun. Mary Martin announced that Bear Creek Park is the newest site for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure.

The run is the largest single-day, volunteer-led, event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. The event is a 1km or 5km run or walk and will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6.

“It has been 10 years since we launched a new run site in B.C. and we are very excited to be here in Surrey, one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada,” said Wendy Slavin, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region. “Now that we have a run site between Abbotsford and Vancouver, it will easy and convenient for those not only in Surrey, but in Langley, White Rock and other communities to take part.”

For Sally Haysom, the event is always inspirational. Haysom is a five-year breast cancer survivor and longtime fundraiser for the event. Every year, she travelled to Vancouver to take part. This year, she says she is excited to have the event in her own backyard.

CIBC Run for the Cure Surrey organizers also announced the launch of a 5km chip-timed option at the event. Surrey was selected as one of only five run sites in Canada to offer this feature.

To learn more about the run, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.runforthecure.com

 

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