Local UBCO nursing team raises $7,800

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has presented Robyn Kosugi with the Post-Secondary Challenge Team Captain Leadership Award.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has presented Robyn Kosugi with the Post-Secondary Challenge Team Captain Leadership Award for her efforts to lead the UBC Okanagan Nursing Team in the 2012 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

Kosugi rallied more than 57 team members to help raise $7,833 in support of a future without breast cancer.

“The UBCO Nursing faculty is a unique group and it is great to be able to get together to support a cause that is personally important to many of us, and is in line with our career choice,” said Kosugi.

“Last year we created the team and after seeing the incredible support and spirit in our first year, it was a huge motivation to make 2012 even bigger.”

Part of Kosugi’s success in recruitment and fundraising this year was a result of extending the invitation to staff and faculty members to join the team.

“We worked closely with the on-campus Nursing Course Union and started in early September to really grow our team with all the excitement going on at the beginning of the school year,” she said.

“We also held a Pink Pancake Breakfast one morning on campus and sold pink coloured pancakes by donation to students and staff.”

Kosugi’s hard work has paid off.

Not only was her team recognized on Run day with the Top School Team Award (under the post-secondary category), the team has also won a pizza party from the team category sponsor, Domino’s Pizza.

Kosugi has also won the 15,000 Aeroplan Miles contest, which was open to any Post-Secondary Challenge Team Captain across Canada who recruited an additional five members and raised $500 as a team between Aug. 14 and Sept. 10.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event which raises funds for breast cancer research, community education and awareness programs.

In 2012, more than 1,000 walkers and runners participated in the one km or five km event in Kelowna helping to raise more than $253,350 as of run day on Sept. 30.

Across Canada, participants in 59 communities raised more than $30 million for a future without breast cancer.

The 2013 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Visit www.cbcf.org for more information.

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