Running 5K in a Pink Tutu for You

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The challenge has started and our training has begun. Yes, I’m talking about participating in my first Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. But this isn’t about me. This is about my daughter and your daughter and all the daughters in our community. And I have figured out how to bring you on our run, even without you running.

Each year, over 170,000 Canadians participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure and this year my daughter and I will be participating as the EverythingMom team. The purpose of the CIBC Run for the Cure is to help raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in support of innovative research, education and awareness. Last year the CIBC Run for the Cure raised over 30.1 million in Canada and 13.6 million in Ontario. We have figured out a way to raise funds on behalf of the EverythingMom community, as well as bring them along on the CIBC Run for the Cure with us.

I’m talking about the pink tutu for you.

For every two-dollar donation we receive toward the CIBC Run for the Cure, I’ll add your name (or that of someone you want us to run for on a pink ribbon. Each ribbon will be fastened together; building a pink tutu of those in our community we’ll be running for. Between my daughter and I, we’re hoping to raise $500 Cdn on behalf of the EverythingMom community, which would be two hundred and fifty (250) pink ribbons on our tutu. Every bit counts and makes a bigger impact than doing nothing, hoping someone else will contribute. If you’re looking to help in a bigger way, you can also join us and run with the EverythingMom team, register yourself or your own team or even volunteer. You can also join the conversation on twitter and facebook. Support the bloggers participating in the challenge by following the hashtag #CIBCRunfortheCure.

Even if you cannot join us at the CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30, 2012, you can be there in spirit. Simply contribute two dollars to our team on behalf of yourself, your daughter, or any woman in your life. We’re running for the hope that our daughters won’t be a statistic in the future. Who do you want us to run for?

This post is sponsored by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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