Joggers take on breast cancer at annual Run for the Cure

(Adam Kovac/ CTV) — Across Canada, runners strapped on their shoes on Sunday to take part in an annual fundraising event aimed at ending cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure has raised almost $500 million since it was first created in 1992. At this year’s Montreal event, organizers estimated they raised another $17 million.

Mei-Lin Yee was taking part because of a very personal connection. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and was given two years to live in 2008.

“Because of the fact I have a stage four diagnosis, we don’t use the word remission, we use the term ‘no evidence of disease,’” she said. “I have had no evidence of the disease for five years now.”

Isabelle Racicot lost her mother to breast cancer in 1985. (…)

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