For many runners, the motivation to run a race is to raise money and awareness for a good cause, so it’s no surprise that many races across the country are realizing the importance of charitable partners. In fact, last year, the New York City Marathon had 317 organizations as non-profit partners, a 74% increase from just three years ago. So last week, when I was contacted by a volunteer from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) about their partnerships with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I was happy to help.
If you’re interested in supporting this great organization, read on…
My name is Arina Rusu and I volunteer with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Region (CBCF). I am very happy volunteering with CBCF because I genuinely feel that I am making a difference in the breast cancer community. I am confident that I made the right decision because I witness every day how my work forwards CBCF’s mission of a future without breast cancer.
One new thing I’ve learned since volunteering with CBCF is that 1/3 of breast cancers are preventable. Participating in regular physical activity, like training for and running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a great way to help reduce your risk of breast cancer.
For the past two years, CBCF has been one of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s official charities. Here’s how you can help us support the breast cancer community:
- Join us by signing up to run and fundraise for CBCF and the STWM this year!
- Use our discount code: 14TCBCF to receive the early bird discount. You can still register to fundraise for CBCF even if you have already signed up for STWM.
- Start fundraising! If you are one of the top 10 fundraisers and you raise a minimum of $250, you will receive a full reimbursement for your registration!
Although advancements have been made, 1 in 9 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
I believe that everyone can help make a difference. There is strength in numbers and we can all help support the common goal of creating a future without breast cancer.