Edmonton invited to go pink this spring

April 9, 2017 by  

Breast cancer is an illness that touches many families, and this spring, residents of Edmonton will be offered an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada has organized a fundraising Mother’s Day walk. Everyone is invited to lace up their shoes, don their best pink attire, and join in the fun spirit of the day. They can choose to run, roll, or walk the 5km route, and it is suitable for all ages and abilities. Those who plan an event like this can obtain banners, signs, T-shirts, race bibs, marketing materials and more from a print company.

Monies raised through the activity will be used to help fund cancer research that its organizers hope will one day lead to better treatments and ideally a cure in the longer term. There is no charge to register to participate, but those who plan on taking part are encouraged to collect pledges. Each person who does so can set up their own fundraising page, or use a pledge sheet to help them collect donations. To thank them for their efforts, incentives are being offered to runners or walkers who reach specific levels of donations.

The Mother’s Day walk will take place on May 7 in Emily Murphy Park, starting at 12:00 noon. Anyone who would like to register or needs additional details is asked to visit the event’s listing on Edmonton’s website.