The CIBC Run for the Cure flag was raised at Charlottetown City Hall this morning to officially kick-off national Think Pink Week on Prince Edward Island, said 2015 PEI CIBC Run for the Cure co-chair Jenna Bysterveldt.
"Think Pink Week is a wonderful way to engage Islanders and our business communities to become more involved leading up to the CIBC Run for the Cure," said Bysterveldt. "Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many Islanders and this week is an opportunity for everyone to become involved and join together so we can have a future without breast cancer."
National Think Pink Week runs from September 21st – 27th and is an initiative created to raise awareness for the CIBC Run for the Cure.
"The City of Charlottetown is a proud supporter of the PEI CIBC Run for the Cure, and we thank the organizers, participants and the many volunteers who help raise money and awareness for this important cause," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We sincerely hope that those affected by breast cancer feel supported and hopeful as we all work together with organizations like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to one day find a cure."
During Think Pink Week Island businesses are encouraged to decorate their place of business in pink and submit their entry for a chance to win the coveted Pink Bra Trophy. The winner will be announced and trophy presented during the CIBC Run for the Cure. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:00pm. Submissions can be sent to CIBC branch manager Glen Truman - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Murphy Group of Restaurants (MGR) will be hosting the Think Pink Bar Wars. All participating MGR establishments have created a "pink drink" in honour of Think Pink Week. The restaurant with the highest pink drink sales will be awarded the Pink Jug Trophy. Fifty percent of pink drink sales will be donated to the PEI CIBC Run for the Cure.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts is also lending its support by way of dedicating tonight’s performance of ‘Evangeline’ to breast cancer survivors and Think Pink Week. The CIBC team will be onsite to help raise awareness of Think Pink Week and the CIBC Run for the Cure. Other events scheduled this week include a BBQ at the CIBC branch in downtown Charlottetown and other community-based events across Prince Edward Island.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. This year, the event takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th at Confederation Landing Park and consists of a 5Km or 1Km run or walk. The 2015 edition marks the 19th anniversary of the CIBC Run for the Cure on Prince Edward Island.
Individuals, groups and organizations interested in participating can register online at www.cibcrunforthecure.com or visit any CIBC branch on Prince Edward Island to pick up a registration form.
For more information about the CIBC Run for the Cure, including donation and volunteer opportunities, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com.
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Photo #1 - Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and 2015 PEI CIBC Run for the Cure Honourary Chair, Darlene DeLong, raised the CIBC Run for the Cure flag at City Hall this morning in recognition of national Think Pink Week on Prince Edward Island.
Photo #2 - Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee, Glen Truman, CIBC branch manager - Charlottetown, Jenna Bysterveldt, PEI CIBC Run for the Cure Co-chair, Darlene DeLong, 2015 CIBC Run for the Cure Honourary Chair, and Brodie O'Keefe, PEI CIBC Run for the Cure Co-chair, raisec the CIBC Run for the Cure flag at City Hall this morning in recognition of national Think Pink Week on Prince Edward Island.
2015 PEI CIBC Run for the Cure
City of Charlottetown