Malton Moms and CIBC Run for a Cure

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The cure sneaker signage wall
On Sunday September 30th, 2012 Malton Mom's laced up their running shoes and got active for a great cause!

The annual CIBC Run for a Cure fundraising event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation took place in cities all across Canada. Runners and walkers had the option to run 5k, walk 5k or walk 1k, which turned out to be a fantastically fun, family-friendly event. Some runners came out sporting hot pink wigs, lipstick, leg warmers, bandannas and anything else they could find. Personally, I was not that flashy, but I will make it a point to be pink/blinged out next year!

Renee hypes the crowd with Zumba!
I have to admit, I am a runner, but 5k is not my preferred distance. I've only actually done one other 5k race. I need more time to get my breathing, stride and cadence smooth; but this was for fun and fundraising so I wasn't too worried. The course looped around the industrial areas close to the Powerade Centre in Brampton including a spin past a popular all-you-can-eat Chinese food buffet restaurant, I don't know if that was intentional, but it did make me increase my pace a little as I day-dreamed of sweet & sour chicken balls!

Other participating Malton Moms opted for the shorter walk and supported the running aficionados with cheers and smiles. The end of the race included a cluster of cheering participants and family members at the finish line along with an amazing youth cover band (with a lead singer who may be the next Adele), free coffee (thank goodness!), and healthy post-run snacks.

All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Across Canada over $30 million was raised for breast cancer research, education and health promotion activities. A great big thank you to all the Malton Moms who participated and hustled for donations (CJ, I'm looking at you!) I hope next year our team will be even bigger and raise more on Sunday October 6th, 2013.

"For it is in giving that we receive." - St. Francis of  Assisi - Food for thought!

- Nadine 

Team Malton Moms
Nadine made the big 5K finish in 25 minutes!!

The cure sneaker signage wall

Malton Moms treasurer and Malton Moms volunteer
Malton Moms kids participated too!

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