Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2013, it is estimated 23,800 women and 200 men in Canada will be diagnosed with the disease. In Atlantic Canada alone, an estimated 1,715 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the leading volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated exclusively to creating a future without breast cancer.
The CBCF does not receive any government funding. They are funded through individual donations, community events, corporate partnership, and their signature fundraising event – the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
On October 6th the Halifax McDonald’s and Cape Breton West Islanders did their part to help spread breast cancer awareness and collect donations towards this cause. Cleve’s Source for Sports generously donated pink hockey tape and laces for the Macs to use and the visiting Cape Breton West Islanders also wore pink accessories.
Throughout the game we played public service announcements and a special musical piece featuring our very own Macs was played during the first intermission.
Please take some time to visit:
and get more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or to make a donation.
Macs assistant coach Tony McCarthy's employer (Pepsico) donated pink accessories for the team to use for donations. With their support and the complete generosity of all those in attendance that day, we were able to raise $451 for CBCF. On behalf of the Macs; McCarthy included our donations with the total collected by Pepsico for the 2013 CIBC Run for the Cure.
We would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this most worthy cause.