The Breast Blog: Climbing for the Cure

CIBC Wood Gundy Climb for the Cure(TM) Raises $295,000 for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Conquering challenges including harsh weather, extreme conditions and injuries, the 27 participants in the second annual CIBC Wood Gundy Climb for the Cure(TM) triumphantly returned home to Canada. The climbers successfully battled the elements to scale Africa's tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, raising $295,000(x) in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

"We are thrilled to have surpassed this year's goal by $45,000," said Tom Monahan, Head of CIBC Wood Gundy. "Building on last year's contribution of $250,000, we are able to support important work undertaken by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. My congratulations to each of the climbers on their outstanding efforts to help create a future without breast cancer. It is wonderful to see the work we began in 2004 continue."

"Participating in the CIBC Wood Gundy Climb for the Cure was truly one of the most rewarding, and challenging experiences of my life," said Kevin Barnes, climb leader and First Vice President, Ontario Regional Director, CIBC Wood Gundy. "Not only did we experience the incredible challenge of scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro, we were able to raise much needed funds to help Canadians in their battle with breast cancer."

Source: CIBC Wood Gundy Media Release

Running, wallking, paddleing, yard saleing, shaving your head bald....and now climbing...all for the cure. I wish as much energy went into the PREVENTION.

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