Supporting metastatic breast cancer
Jordana Buchan, from Regina, SK, admits that she avoided the CIBC Run for the Cure for a while. As a woman living with metastatic breast cancer, she didn’t feel as though she had a place at the event.
However, when Jordana’s good friend from her all-stages breast cancer support group died of metastatic breast cancer and another support group member suggested starting a Run team to raise funds for metastatic breast cancer, she said “Count me in,” along with a number of other women who wanted to raise money for this cause.
Today, Jordana is a captain of Count Me(ts) In, a Run team based in Regina that has chosen to designate all the funds it raises to the metastatic breast cancer cause. So far, the team has over 30 people and has raised over to $20,000.
“This year is the first year I’m participating in the Run and I’m most looking forward to the chance to educate people about metastatic breast cancer,” says Jordana. “Funding more research is the only way people with metastatic breast cancer are going to be given more effective treatment options.”
Jordana was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2012, and has noticed that people with metastatic breast cancer tend to experience some isolation. This is not the case with her Regina team.
“Supporting metastatic breast cancer is something the Regina team gets behind wholeheartedly. I’m so overwhelmed by their support for this cause and I feel so lucky to be a part of it.”
Did you know that raising $2,500 or more for the CIBC Run for the Cure as an individual will qualify you to designate your donation to the area of your choice, including metastatic breast cancer? Learn more about designation options by visiting our website.