The end of November marks the wrap up of Waterloo's annual Think Pink campaign lead by our department of athletics and recreation. In its 7th year, Think Pink raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research with all funds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario division.
Think Pink began as an initiative by Waterloo's Women's Basketball team and in just seven years has expanded to include multiple varsity teams, recreational activities, and other fundraising events engaging the entire University community.
This year Think Pink saw over 3,000 people take part in 22 events throughout the month of November, resulting in over $30,000 being raised. Since 2008 the University of Waterloo has raised a total of $159,171 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Check out all the highlights from Think Pink:
According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), breast cancer will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. It is estimated that 24,400 women and 210 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. Of those, 5,000 women and 60 men will die from the disease. Funds donated to the CBCF go towards, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.