Annually, I participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This Sunday, October 2nd, I will be participating once again; walking in memory of my friend, Liz, who lost her battle with breast cancer and walking alongside will be my friend, Judy, who is a survivor.

Check out this promo video for the CIBC Run for the Cure:

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single, volunteer-led fundraiser in Canada in support of the advancement of breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment. It is all about participating and working together to help defeat breast cancer and showing our support for those that are fighting breast cancer. I encourage you to participate in this event. There are runs all over Canada.

It is so very inspirational seeing people of all ages participating in an event that is battling breast cancer.  This event itself raises millions of dollars in the fight against breast cancer.

When you see women that are bald or wearing a wig. A young child with a survivor t-shirt, or a shirt that says ‘I am running for my mom,’ you cannot help but be inspired. These images hit home for me because my friends mentioned above have battled the disease.

Both my friends went through chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiation. They have had the experience of an oncologist telling them what their percentage chance of dying is. This is not the easiest conversation one is ever going to have. They both lost their hair and at times their physical strength, all the while raising a family, being a wife, being a mom and trying to stay positive.

Hopefully you will be inspired to participate or cheer on some participants. Hope to see you there!