Canada’s largest event to raise funds for breast cancer is coming back to Brampton for another year. CIBC’s Run for the Cure event kicks off this October.

CIBC’s Run for the Cure will be held in Brampton on October 6 at CAA Centre, with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research and treatment across Canada. Participants are asked to fundraise in preparation for the event then come out and enjoy.

In its 28th year, Run for Cure gathers more than 85,000 Canadians in the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer.  

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in eight Canadian women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

“While we’ve certainly made huge strides in breast cancer, every day, more than 70 Canadians will receive a diagnoses,” says Andrea Seale, Interim CEO for the Canadian Cancer Society.  “We must keep investing in the breast cancer cause so that more and more people can continue to survive their diagnoses and enjoy and better quality of life.”

Since its inception in 1992, the Run has raised over $445 million for breast cancer research and treatment. In 1992 the first Run took place in Toronto’s High Park, with approximately 1,500 participants and raised $85,000. Last year the Run brought together over 80,000 participants and raised $16 million in communities across Canada.

Participants can sign up for Brampton’s Run for the Cure event here.