Volunteer: Funds for breast cancer research

The 20th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is coming up on Sunday, Oct. 2, at City Park in Kelowna.

It’s a non-competitive fundraising event for people of all ages and abilities and brings friends, families, colleagues and neighbours together to honour those affected by breast cancer.

The Run for the Cure happens in 60 communities across Canada and is the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event to raise money for breast cancer research, community education and awareness programs.

Fundraisers ensure that 95 per cent of the funds raised through the Kelowna Run for the Cure stay in B.C. and the Yukon to support local programs, while the other five per cent go towards national programs.

If you would like to help us make the 20th annual Run for the Cure the biggest one yet, we have several volunteer opportunities available, including registration triage host, route marshal, route set-up/tear-down assistant, spirit squad, coffee/tea/water station host, parking attendant, site decorator, site set-up team, survivor tent host and run day program assistant.

With the exception of the site set-up team, all volunteer positions are for the day of the Run for the Cure, Oct. 2.

Full descriptions of the positions, including the hours volunteers will be needed, are available at Volunteers will receive training from the organizing committee.

If you are friendly, outgoing and willing to spend a few hours making sure this fun, inspiring event is a big success, please register today. Call the Volunteer Hotline at 250-712-6266 or email

For more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Run for the Cure, please visit

To receive email notices about volunteering for special events in the Central Okanagan customize your volunteer profile. Go to, click on Volunteer Opportunities Search and Create A Volunteer Profile.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre.

250-763-8008, ext 24


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