An emotional launch to Think Pink Week took place at Cambrian Ford on Sept. 18 as volunteer race co-director, Mary Katherine Coady, extended condolences on behalf of CIBC Run for the Cure to Cambrian Ford and the McCulloch family on the recent passing of Cambrian Ford president, Stephen McCulloch.
The local dealership supported Think Pink Week by “pinking up” their showroom vehicles. Coady encouraged everyone to think pink and be creative.
“The goal is to have fun while increasing awareness of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and CIBC Run for the Cure,” said Coady.
Breast cancer survivor, Tammy Small, delivered a moving speech about her journey through diagnosis, recovery and participating in her first CIBC Run for the Cure event in 2011. She recalled a sea of pink and her team chanting her name.
Small said she ran two days after her fourth chemotherapy treatment. Although she was physically drained afterward, she said, “I would do it all again.”
Through Think Pink Week, “We’re hoping to bring information, awareness and a desire to join us ... to help make a difference,” said Coady.
Since 1988, Sudbury has raised more than $2.2 million for the cause.
The CIBC Run for the Cure event takes place on Oct. 6 at Cambrian College at 10 a.m.
Shannon O’Connor is a freelance writer in Greater Sudbury.