Top Quebec CIBC Run for the Cure student fundraiser gets help with tuition
Students across the country raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer
MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced
McGill University's Beatrice Britneff as the top Quebec student fundraiser in
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Post Secondary
The Challenge inspired Canada's college and university students and faculty to
raise more than $500,000 for breast cancer research, education, awareness and
advocacy. The funds raised support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and
in Quebec, events also support the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
Britneff, who raised nearly $2,800 as part of team 'Urban Groove Dance
Project', is one of nine students nationally to win a $2,500 CIBC Education
Award to help with tuition expenses.
"CIBC was very proud to present the Post Secondary Challenge," said Sylvain
Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada, CIBC. "Our goal is to raise
breast cancer awareness among Canada's students and motivate as many young
people as possible to raise funds that will make a difference in the lives of
those living with breast cancer. Congratulations to Beatrice and to all the
CIBC Education Award winners and thank you to all the students who together
raised more than half a million dollars."
"I know and love several women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer,
including my mother. The numbers are far too high, so I run in hope that they
will soon find a cure," said Beatrice Britneff. "I think it's great that CBCF
and CIBC have student welfare in mind, and reward students for their hard work
and their achievements. This was my fifth time participating in and
fundraising for the Run. I do so year after year because it is a cause
incredibly important to me, my family and my friends."
"We are truly inspired by the outstanding dedication and enthusiasm
demonstrated by participating Post Secondary Challenge schools across Canada.
With the incredible support of our title sponsor - CIBC, this program has once
again exceeded our expectations," said Deborah Dubenofsky, Chair, National
Board of Directors, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "I wish to congratulate
each of the CIBC Education Awards recipients for their contribution to the
Foundation's vision of creating a future without breast cancer. The support we
receive through this program allows the Foundation to continue investing in
the most promising breast cancer research, education and advocacy initiatives
in the country."
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million
personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes
that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make
a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the
volunteer spirit of employees. In 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million
to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national,
regional and local organizations.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of
creating a future without breast cancer. In 2012, nearly 170,000 participants
raised more than $30 million to fund innovative breast cancer research,
education and awareness programs. On Sunday, October 6, 2013 this national
movement will again connect participants and volunteers in 60 communities
across the country. For more information, visit www.cbcf.org
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