2008 RUN FOR THE CURE - A HUGE SUCCESS!
On SUN OCT 5, thousands of women and men – the best turn out in the Run’s history - gathered in 55 communities across the nation to take part in the 2008 CBCF Run for the Cure. For the 8th year in a row, NYGÅRD was a NATIONAL CHAMPION LEVEL SPONSOR, and TEAM NYGÅRD members helped make the day special, running, walking, speaking and handing out the PIN SURVIVOR tees in many of the Run locations.
To date, NYGÅRD has provided over one million t-shirts to the Run sites across Canada, including the Pink Survivor Shirt, started in 2003 to give special recognition to the thousands who have shown COURAGE and STRENGTH and overcome the disease. The SEA OF PINK from coast to coast on Run day evokes a mix of emotions, the sheer size of it showcasing just how many people – men and women – are touched by the disease. From Vancouver to Halifax, thousands of these shirts exchanged hands over NYGÅRD tables.
But while a tinge of sadness no doubt accompanies such an overwhelming sight, the memories of those loved and lost also fuel our resolve to find a cure for this disease that respects no one. The sea of Pink witnessed is ALIVE and WELL because there IS VICTORY and HOPE. One day - and the day WILL come - our children and grandchildren will live in a world without breast cancer.
Supporting the fight against breast cancer for well over a decade, this partnership with CBCF on the Run is one of the many facets of the company’s charitable mandate to help create a future without the disease. Other breast cancer-related initiatives include the NYGÅRD International Molecular Biology Breast Cancer Research Unit and Breast Cancer Tumor Bank, a Mobile Mammography Unit, NYGÅRD for Life Charity Events and the popular NYGÅRD for Life Collection. We are Proud to say that NYGÅRD donates over $2-Million a year to this extremely important CAUSE.
For further information on breast cancer, or to make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit www.cbcf.org <http://www.cbcf.org/> or call 1-800-387 9816.