Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

How we support

Throughout the month of October WestJet shows that we care about a future without breast cancer by supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

WestJet is proud to be the official airline partner of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the CIBC Run for the Cure. For the past four years WestJetters, along with their friends and families—furry family members included—have participated in runs across Canada, raising much-needed funds for CBCF.

Since partnering with CBCF in 2013, WestJet has provided the foundation with the gift of flight. Assisting with reducing business administration expenses, incenting participation in the Run and bolstering fundraising activities, as well as encourages employee fundraising and participation in the CIBC Run for the Cure.

In 2016 we also invited WestJetters to show their support throughout the month of October by introducing a specially designed pink scarf and tie. Employees across our network purchased the limited edition neckwear, with 100 percent of the funds collected going to CBCF for breast cancer research, education, support and information programs.

As an airline, we travel millions of miles every year. But during the Runs we log perhaps our most important miles - on foot. Over the past four years, WestJet and our employees have raised more than $440,000 for a future without breast cancer.

 

About CBCF

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a national community-driven charity. As the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, CBCF’s vision is to create a future without breast cancer. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research, funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. CBCF’s investments in vital research, education, health promotion, support and information programs have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

The Foundation is committed to our vision of creating a future without breast cancer and together we can achieve it. Join us today.

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