Members of the Rainbow Warriors Dragonboat team were decked out in pink for the CIBC Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer on Oct. 6.

Walk the Walk breast cancer fundraiser surpasses $8,000 in Prince Rupert

A total of 55 participants registered for the CIBC Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 6.

A total of 55 participants registered for the CIBC Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Everyone was geared up in gumboots and rain coats braving the stormy weather to support the cure for breast cancer. Free hot dogs, cookies and coffee were much appreciated by all of the participants.

Walkers welcomed the First Nation’s drummers for the opening ceremony to kick off the first lap around the track. Due to the weather, the drummers were dressed in tradition regalia with plastic poncho’s as they sang and danced to the beat of their drums.

The Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors Dragon Boat team also joined in supporting the fight for breast cancer. Volunteers, dressed in pink wigs and boas, set up a ‘breast cancer information’ table with pamphlets, brochures and giveaways.

As a result of the effort of the walkers and volunteers, Prince Rupert’s CIBC was able to donate a total of $8,268 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The event was a great success considering the horrendous weather.

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