Thank you for coming out to help beat lung cancer!
Proud Sponsor of
the Canadian Cancer Society
The G.D. St-Amand Memorial Trophy
Top male and female finishers engraved on the trophy, displayed year-round at Bedford’s BMO Centre.
Everyone gets a medal
The 2016 Bedford 5k starts in just
Many thanks to the participants, volunteers, sponsors for making the 2015 Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer a success.
Why we run: Lung cancer by the numbers.
The number one cancer killer in the country, responsible for 27% of the cancer deaths in Canada*, but gets just 1% of the private donations destined for cancer causes**. Lung cancer, as a cause, needs all the help it can get.
New cases of lung cancer in 2014
Of those patients will die from lung cancer
Of all cancer deaths in Canada are caused by lung cancer
Of private cancer donations go to lung cancer
* Statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, 2014 update
** We have a lung cancer crisis in Canada, by Dr. Natasha Leighl, medical oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, is president of Lung Cancer Canada. As published in The Toronto Star, Mon Apr 29 2013.
What can I do? Participate.
Participate in the Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer. Each runner or walker has a personal story driving them to tackle the course. Every volunteer at the finish line or on the course has a stake in the outcome. Every milestone marker along the route tells a tale of support and loss and hope. The very best thing you can do – is be in the park on race day. Participate in whatever capacity feels right to you.