Pink was the colour of the day as several thousand runners and walkers made their way through the streets of Charlottetown for the annual CIBC Run for the Cure to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Shining Waters invites families to make a splash for a good cause this weekend.
On Aug. 25 and 26, Shining Waters Family Fun Park is donating a portion of every admission to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Staff members from both CIBC and Shining Waters will be wearing pink attire for the two-day event.
Organizer Amanda Thoy said in past years, Run for the Cure fundraisers would raise donations during a Bar Wars campaign. This year the group wanted to make their event more family oriented.
“It gives people a chance to come out with their families, to relax and have fun. We have a lot of families that have been affected by breast cancer.”
Thoy said they want to encourage everyone to come out and join in the festivities.
“We really want people who are fighting cancer or who have won the battle with cancer to come out, just get back to the basics and have fun.”
This is the first time Shining Waters has partnered to raise funds for the run.
“We hope to bring awareness to breast cancer and the fight that families here have experienced,” said Thoy.
Thoy herself has been affected by breast cancer.
“Coming from a family that has experienced cancer, it can be devastating. There has to be a source of funds to continue the search for a cure for breast cancer and all different types of cancer.”
During the two-day event visitors will also get the chance to enter a raffle to win a weekend in Moncton including stay at Rodd Hotel, Confederation Bridge passes and a Esso gas card.
Every dollar raised in Atlantic Canada during the CIBC Run for the Cure is directed to research and initiatives in Atlantic Canada.
The CIBC Run for the Cure will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in Confederation Landing Park in Charlottetown.