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Gaels lead the way at CIBC Run for the Cure

[Run for the Cure 2016]
Queen's student-athletes took part in the CIBC Run for the Cure and raised a combined total of more than $50,000 for breast cancer research (Supplied Photo)

Queen’s student-athletes participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure the weekend of  Oct. 1-2, with the Gaels two fundraising teams finishing first and second for the Kingston area, while raising a combined total of more than $50,000.

The Queen's men’s rugby team raised $37,568.26, while a team of mixed varsity athletes from Queen's raised $12,463.55 in support of finding a cure for breast cancer.

The men’s rugby program has entered a fundraising team into the CIBC Run for the Cure on an annual basis and is consistently one of the top fundraisers for the cause.

This year, the Varsity Leadership Council (VLC) also organized a team of Queen’s student-athletes from the rest of the Gaels varsity teams and varsity clubs to compete with men’s rugby, with a goal of raising $10,000. 

Earlier at Queen’s, Saturday, Sept. 24 was “Think Pink” day in support of breast cancer awareness. A number of games hosted at Queen’s, including football, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s rugby, had players and fans alike don pink attire.