This year, the Alberta School of Business is joining CIBC for their 21st annual Run for the Cure, with our very own Aileena Minhas as Co-Captain for this event. The Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and health awareness programs. The CIBC Run for the Cure will be held on Sunday, September 30 starting at Sir Winston Churchill Square. Each year nearly 9000 people take to the streets of Edmonton to run or walk the five-kilometer course. Dressed in pink, every participant comes together to show his or her support for the fight against breast cancer. One in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime.
Aileena is always looking for something fun to get involved with but at the same time for a good cause. The energy and the atmosphere of the event really shows the amount of heart that goes into this event. This year Aileena is running for every single person that has been affected by breast cancer in some shape or form. She wanted to show that the business community does come together and provide back to the community. An estimated 22, 700 will be diagnosed in Canada this year, with countless others affected by the illness. By supporting this cause, efforts to find a cure are increased with your donations. The team has grown to approximately 70 members of the Alberta School of Business community, which includes, faculty, students, alumni and family. She expects to not only succeed but also surpass the teams fundraising goal of $5000.