Montreal and, Toronto — The Canadian mining community is gearing up to put its best foot forward in the fight to end breast cancer, and all women’s cancers. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is teaming up with the Women in Mining Network (WIM) for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.
On Aug. 22-23 in Montreal and Sept. 12-13 in Toronto, The Weekend to End Breast Cancer will see thousands of people in cities across Canada embark on a 60-km walk. Proceeds from the event support breast cancer and all women’s cancer research, treatment and services at major hospitals and research centres across the country.
This is the third year that WIM has put forward a team in Toronto, and the group has demonstrated the mining industry’s commitment to a healthy society. This year, a CIM team will walk in Montreal too, so mining will be represented in two of Canada’s major cities.
CIM and WIM are looking to the industry to show its support for this great cause by donating to either team. In the end, it shows our industry cares, and it helps support the fight. To assist those that want to donate to both teams, cheques can be sent to Anne Brosseau at CIM, and the funds will be split between the two. Or simply go online to https://www.cim.org/forms/donations.cfm and your donation will be automatically split between the CIM and WIM teams. Tax receipts will be sent for all donations over $10 per team.
Everyone is affected by women’s cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute of Canada, approximately 21,100 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer alone this year, and about 5,400 will die from the disease. We are all affected. But through events like this one, we can work to end cancer, and put a smile on faces everywhere.