Today I have decided not to run for the sake of giving myself a rest day.
I’d love to get back outside and keep working on this running and training myself to the 5k mark for the charity run in September. If you are reading this, please Make a donation, even for one dollar I will run for you tomorrow! You do NOT need to be a Canadian resident to donate; so if you’re reading my blog from The United States or another country, please Make a donation.
Here are some general FAQ’s and facts from the website to help persuade you…
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Breast cancer is a complex disease that will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. In 2011, it is estimated that 23,400 Canadian women and 190 Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Click here to find out about risk factors for breast cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer in the first place—or to reduce your risk of recurrence.
Q. What is the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure?
A. The Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.
Q. Do I have to actually run?
A. No. You can run or walk, 5k or 1k. I, Diana, will be running 5 K!
Q. When is the CIBC Run for the Cure?
A. The 21st annual event takes place on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
Q. Where is the CIBC Run for the Cure?
A. The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place in 59 locations across Canada. For a complete list of locations, click here. I will be running in Burlington.
Q. Where does the money raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure go?
A. The funds raised go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, its work, and where the money goes in your region, visit our Financials page at cbcf.org.
Thanks for reading!