|Figure skating takes part in Run for the Cure|
TORONTO- Members of the Ryerson Rams figure skating team took part in the CIBC Run for the Cure last Sunday.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs.
The Rams have participated in the event on a few occasions over the years, but produced their best fundraising effort yet on Sunday, as the team and their family members raised $2773 for the campaign.
"The event is a great team builder as we work together towards a goal," said Head Coach Janean Bruhn. "It is also a truly inspiring event to be surrounded by the strength and courage of those battling cancer and feel the love and support from all those participating."
The weather on Sunday was less than ideal, with low temperatures and rain, but that didn't deter Bruhn and the Rams.
"Race-day was a wet and cold, but that has never stopped a figure skater before, or the other 170,000 Canadians who participated nation-wide," exclaimed Bruhn.
In addition, sophomore Lisa Jensen (Toronto) held a bake sale at Pearson Airport on Wednesday prior to the race and raised $1599 in just four hours. Half of these proceeds went to the Rams' fundraising efforts, while the other went to Jensen's family's Run for the Cure team.
In total, CIBC Run for the Cure raised over $30 million dollars nationally.
"We'll definitely be looking forward to next year's campaign," Bruhn said.