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The fight for a cure continues

Annual CIBC Run for the Cure event returns to Oshawa’s Lakeview Park Sept. 30.

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

People from all over Canada will joining in the fight against breast cancer on Sept. 30 in the annual CIBC Run for The Cure.

Close to 60,000 people from all over the province are set to participate and Oshawa is no different.

The Run for the Cure is an annual event in which people from 56 communities in every province run – or walk – to fight breast cancer.

Many people simply join in because it is a worthy cause in their eyes, but others join because they are fighting, or have fought it, themselves or they’ve lost someone to the disease.

The Oshawa event takes place at Lakeview Park on the shores of Lake Ontario. Participants can run – or walk – either one or five km. Rollerblades, bikes, skateboards are not allowed, but strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. at the Jubilee Pavilion.

Parking will be available in several locations, including the North Harbor lot, six lakefront lots, and the south lot off of Simcoe Street. Those attending the event are advised to come early, as Simcoe Street at Ritson Road will be closed at 9 a.m.

Police will also close part of Simcoe Street at their own discretion, and will direct those who still wish to attend towards shuttle parking.

The opening ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m., the run will then begin at 10 a.m., followed by an awards celebration at 11:15 a.m.