CIBC Run for the Cure

The annual breast cancer fundraiser brought hundreds of walkers, runners and supporters together in Burlington to raise funds to battle a disease that affects one in nine women. The courage and spirit shone through the sunshine and a sea of pink shirts, boas, hats and shoes. Here’s a look at what happened today. – Barry Gray

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Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddy Kurchik gets a hug from one of her supporters, a team called Maddie's Mustangs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddy Kurchik gets a hug from one of her supporters, a team called Maddie’s Mustangs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddie's Mustangs, running in support of Maddy Kurchik, currently undergoing chemo treatment. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddie’s Mustangs, running in support of Maddy Kurchik, currently undergoing chemo treatment. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Anthony Diletti and Erica Menechella looking good before heading out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Anthony Diletti and Erica Menechella looking good before heading out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Helen Rakovsky-Wylie, Bella Wylie, and Sharlene Ackerl got in the spirit of the pink. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Helen Rakovsky-Wylie, Bella Wylie, and Sharlene Ackerl got in the spirit of the pink. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Walkers and runners wear a sign to show who they are participating for. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Walkers and runners wear a sign to show who they are participating for. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Participants were encouraged to sign the Wall of Hope. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Participants were encouraged to sign the Wall of Hope. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Annilee Baron and Claudia Palermo pose for a selfie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Annilee Baron and Claudia Palermo pose for a selfie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. A warmup team from the YMCA took to the stage to get the particpants ready to run and walk. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. A warmup team from the YMCA took to the stage to get the particpants ready to run and walk. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. From left, Michelle Grynberg, Teresa Lesyk, Lynn Armstrong and Julie Armstrong had their hair done for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. From left, Michelle Grynberg, Teresa Lesyk, Lynn Armstrong and Julie Armstrong had their hair done for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Derek Daoust swings son Noah, 7, while waiting for the event to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Derek Daoust swings son Noah, 7, while waiting for the event to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Rayshawn Calim ties some new pink laces into his running shoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Rayshawn Calim ties some new pink laces into his running shoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Frank Palermo with a unique sign. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Frank Palermo with a unique sign. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Bayishta Yari sports some colourful mouse ears. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Bayishta Yari sports some colourful mouse ears. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Wendell, a 2 year old bulldog, in the spirit of things at the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Wendell, a 2 year old bulldog, in the spirit of things at the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Hundreds of runners and walker, wearing all manner of costume, took to the street to raise funds for breast cancer research. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Hundreds of runners and walker, wearing all manner of costume, took to the street to raise funds for breast cancer research. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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