On October 3rd more than 170,000 Canadians, many of them survivors, ran, walked, cheered or volunteered as part of the largest single-day, fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada. The Run, held in Toronto, raised $19.2 million to boost breast cancer research and programs.
Many corporations sponsored the event including Air Canada and Ford Motor Company of Canada. Many employees of various businesses joined together in the effort to put on the event including race day volunteers as well as participants.
The event benefited the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation which funds breast cancer research and education programs.