You are invited to join our
department team called "Speed Readers - U of T English" for the CIBC
Run for the Cure. For sixteen years (prior to the
pandemic), graduate students, faculty, and staff in English have joined
in the Toronto run/walk (5km or 1km) in support of breast cancer
research, and we are delighted to reconvene the team! This year's run/walk
starts at Ontario Place on Sunday morning, October 2 at 10 am.
This is a wonderful way to get to know English department colleagues, get fit,
and contribute to a great cause! This year we'll experiment with a few practice
sessions at different times and places (all optional for team members!). First
up in early September (date TBA) will be a jaunt up Toronto's beautiful
Cedarvale Ravine, starting at the St Clair West subway stop (outside the Heath
Street exit) and ending up for coffee at Starbucks/Loblaws. You can walk,
walk/jog, or run at any pace. Our team always includes snails and hares.
This is the seventeenth year for "Speed
Readers." We are very proud that the team has raised over $70,000 in
support of breast cancer research since its inauguration in 2004. We are
inviting everyone, new and continuing graduate students, current faculty
and retirees, staff, and families to get involved and make this a great
year for the team!
You can participate in one or both of the ways outlined below -- (1) register,
raise donations, and run/walk or (2) donate!
(1) Participate as a team member
First thing is to register at www.cibcrunforthecure.com Follow
the Registration links to sign up, select"Toronto" under "Find
your Run Community," choose "Join a Team" under "How will you
participate?", and search for "Speed Readers." You've found us
if the official name appears as:
Team Name: Speed Readers - U of T English.
Once you've located the team, select "Join" and then fill in your personal
information. Registration involves committing to raise a minimum of $150
through donations or paying a (non-refundable) $40 [$45 after August]
donation online. But if you try for the $150 in donations, we'll help by
encouraging English department friends of Speed Readers to donate in your name
and bring you up to the requisite goal.
T-Shirts: be sure to include the information requested about your t-shirt
size when you register. You must have raised the $150 in donations
before midnight on Thursday 15 September (or pay registration fee) to receive a
T-shirt with the team name.
So please register as soon as possible. Then your friends can easily donate
online to sponsor your run or walk: please encourage them to do so.
(2) Participate as a donor
You can support any runner or
walker on the team. Once team members have registered, donations in
their support can be made easily at the Run for the Cure website. We'll
send out a list of registered participants you can sponsor once the term
has started. Donations can also be made to sponsor the team as a whole, but
it's great if you can help particular runners meet their goals by T-shirt day.
Hoping you'll get involved --
The 'Speed Readers' Planning Team -- Adam Hammond <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lynne
Carol Percy <email@example.com>,
Rachel Windsor <firstname.lastname@example.org>