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Surrey Sisters Join the CIBC Run For The Cure Committee To Support women living With Breast Cancer

The Run For the Cure takes place Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Bear Creek Park.

SURREY – Sisters, Ravneet and Inderpreet (Isha) Ghotra, joined the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure as the Promotions Coordinators in Surrey. This volunteer opportunity allows them to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage fundraising for the CIBC Run for the Cure to support the many women affected by breast cancer.

“The fact that one of nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime gave us a reason to stand up and raise awareness and funds to try to stop this cruel disease,” said Ravneet. “Volunteering with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation allows us to be a part of the movement to end breast cancer.”

“There are still many people unaware of the statistics of breast cancer and how many women are affected every year,” said Isha. “Raising awareness and funds helps detect breast cancer in earlier stages and fund research to help find new treatment options. We feel the CIBC Run for the Cure helps women living with the disease know they are not alone. The most rewarding moment will be on Run day, when we can be a part of the encouraging and hopeful atmosphere where all women affected by the disease, survivors, friends and families can take part.”

When they are not volunteering for the CIBC Run for the Cure, the sisters are busy with school or other activities. Isha is currently in grade 12 and enjoys English, reading, and writing. She also plays volleyball, a passion she’s pursued for eight years. Ravneet is always ready to give back to the community, and currently volunteers as a UBC Orientation Leader and children’s camp leader. She is in her second year at the University of British Columbia, pursuing a Bachelor of Science. Ravneet also loves to bike, dance, and paint. As Promotions Coordinators, Ravneet and Isha promote the CIBC Run for the Cure throughout the city of Surrey.

Since its inception in 1992, the CIBC Run for the Cure has helped the Foundation fund groundbreaking research from coast to coast. Thanks to the efforts of the Foundation and their supporters, mortality rates have declined by 44% since their peak in 1986. Early detection methods, such as regular mammography screening, have helped many women – and men – improve their chances of survival.

The Run takes place Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Bear Creek Park. For more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, or to register and/or volunteer, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com.

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