Are you running?
What are you doing on Sunday, October 3rd? It’s not too late to register for the 19th annual Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Here are some exciting new ways you can get involved.
Citytv personalities Tracy Moore, Frank Ferragine, Jen- nifer Valentyne and Cynthia Mulligan have declared “I’m Running,” and we hope you will, too.
They put on pink wigs, posed for some pictures, and agreed to show off their new pink ‘dos to encourage everyone to register for this year’s Run by visiting www.areyourunning.ca. You can also “wig out” with our new Facebook app, catch some videos on the Wig Tube, and add your own pink wig photo to the gallery.
University and Corporate Challenges
Schools and businesses across Ontario are challeng- ing each other to see who can raise the most money for the Run.
At the University of Toronto, new home of the Toronto Run site, over 400 staff, faculty and students have raised nearly $60,000 for the Run so far. Queen’s University Run teams are also taking up the challenge, and have so far raised over $26,000.
We challenge you to register for the Run. Click here to get started.
Funding the best and the brightest
Researchers, physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, collaborative research teams and graduate and post-graduate students from across Ontario are being invited to submit grant proposals through broadly communicated calls for proposals. The Foundation offers funding in two distinct pro- grams with complementary objectives designed to encourage and support innovative and impactful initiatives across the spectrum of breast cancer research and to develop future leaders in the breast cancer field. All sub- missions will be thoroughly reviewed and rated by experts in related fields and those which are ranked most highly for quality, relevance and impact will be recommended for funding.
Research Project Grants support leading scientists to pursue projects that demonstrate scientific excellence, innovation and the most promising potential for impact on breast health and breast cancer.
Fellowships support top-rated candidates to pursue specialized training and develop their expertise as the next generation of leaders in breast cancer research, clinical care and related health professions.
Last year, we received nearly 150 proposals and the Foundation funded the top 38 applicants – an investment of over $8.4 million dollars! To see all the grants approved this year, click here. To see more information on the Call for Proposals, click here. Applications close on October 22, 2010.