For the third year in a row, the University of Toronto hosted the CIBC Run for the Cure. Under sunny skies, students, faculty, staff, alumni and thousands of Torontonians laced up their running shoes at the Mississauga and downtown campuses to support Canada's largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and education and awareness programs.
(all photos by Jon Horvatin)
This year's event raised more than $4.3 million, organizers say.
Thousands gathered on the lawn of U of T's downtown campus.
This year's event included a prize wheel, pink pancakes, a family tent with arts and crafts for kids, and a pink tour bus stocked with information about breast health and screening.
Toronto FC players Stefan Frei & Ty Harden turned out to support the cause.
Participants sign the names of friends and loved ones to the Wall of Hope.
Former Toronto Maple Leaf Curtis Joseph signs autographs.
Participants sported everything from serious running clothes to pink feather boas and attention-grabbing costumes.
CHFI's Erin Davies & Mike Cooper pose in front of the iconic University College.
Chancellor-elect Michael Wilson encourages the crowd.
Chancellor-elect Michael Wilson with CHFI's Erin Davies.
Some of the 18,000 runners and walkers taking part head east to Queens Park.
Looking north and east towards College & University
"Running for Aunt Noela & Roberta"