Run for the Cure raises $60,900
Reported October 3, 2001 by the The Sault This Week
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

On Sunday Sept. 30, more than 300 participants walked or ran 1k, 2k or 5k to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation and local breast health programs.

This was the Third Annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Sault Ste. Marie and the second in Blind River.

Total pledges and corporate donations raised through the event totalled $57,300 in Sault Ste. Marie and $3,600 in Blind River for an Algoma total of $60,900--$4,900 more than last year.

Rosetta Sicoly was the Grand Prize winner with $2,297 in pledges. She wins a trip for two to Toronto for a Spa Weekend, donated by Vacation Station.

Caroline Dukes was the Second Place winner with $2,288 in pledges and she won Roots Luggage from Ford Canada.

Third Place was won by Marsha Hemy for $1,261 in pledges. Marsha won a framed print from Mio's Furniture.

The Sault Area Hospitals team won the Corporate Team Award for a total of $2,315 in pledges. This is the second year in a row that the Sault Area Hospitals won the corporate award.

For the second year, Lock City Chorus won the Community Team award with $2,283 in pledges.

Men's Race winners include First Place Greg Smyth (17:58); Second Place Terry Meyers (18:34) and Third Place went to Robert McWilliams (21:49).

Women's Race winners include First Place Sherry Smith (16:33); Second Place Jennifer Grant (20:43) and Third Place Lea Altieri (21:43).

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Living with Breast Cancer Support Group circled inside the Pavilion and led the walkers and runners from the tent on the 5K walk/run.

Across the country, nearly 100,000 people in 31 cities participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure, raising money for breast cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and education.

Heather Ray and Vicki Schikofsky run along the waterfront during the Run for the Cure. More than 300 people participated raising $60,000. (Sault This Week--Paul Norbo)