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Gaels run for the cure

Queen's student-athletes raise more than $25,000 in support of breast cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and care.

[Gaels athletes at 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure]
Queen's Gaels athletes, including the men's rugby team, raised close to $26,000 in the 28th annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Kingston, on Sunday, Oct. 6. (Supplied Photo)

Queen’s Gaels athletes dawned pink as they participated in the 28th annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Kingston, on Sunday, Oct. 6. 

Queen's varsity athletes raised $5,539.11, but the men’s rugby team took the challenge to another level contributing a whopping $20,275.40 total representing an outstanding year in fundraising.  On Sunday, Queen’s Gaels athletes dawned pink as they participated in the 28th annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Kingston. 

The Gaels men's rugby team has almost made the event their own with their diligent efforts in fundraising. In 2018, the team raised an all-time high total of $30,437.62. 

MAKING AN IMPACT ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The annual event began in 1992 when the Canadian Cancer Society and CIBC partnered with communities across Canada in order to raise money for breast cancer research. Since its inception the event has raised over $430 million and has expanded to 56 communities around the country.

The funds raised by Gaels athletes be invested into breast cancer research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment and care through the Canadian Cancer Society. 

Donations and support for the Canadian Cancer Society are still welcome.

Support Queen’s varsity athletes’ total.

Support the men’s rugby total.