PHOTOS: Run for the Cure Draws Thousands

Thousands walk up the ramp leaving MTS Centre on Sunday, October 2, 2011 to enter the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

More than 5,000 people laced up their shoes and hit the pavement Sunday in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

The five-kilometre walk or run supported raising funds for breast cancer research and started at MTS Centre.

The 20th annual event was held in other cities and towns across the country, and raised $778,000 locally.

Many participants wore custom T-shirts with names and photos of loved ones who have been lost for cancer, while the collective colour of the day was pink. Others also wore silly outfits and costumes, as part of a team effort to draw attention to the cause.

An estimated $30 million was raised nationally during the one-day event.

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