Winnipeg Group Raising $1M for Cancer Fight

A flag is raised at City Hall on Thursday, April 26, 2012 to celebrate the fundraising efforts of Keeping Abreast. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
Keeping Abreast founder Jackie Stephen and Mayor Sam Katz raise the fund's flag on Thursday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The fight against breast cancer is a little stronger after a local group nears the $1 million donation mark.

Keeping Abreast raised a flag Thursday morning at Winnipeg’s City Hall to honour their efforts over the past five years. Founder Jackie Stephen and a group of friends founded the fund in 2007 after Stephen’s breast cancer experience. More than $875,000 has been raised to date, but will surpass the lofty $1 million mark at the annual Keeping Abreast event on May 2 at the Delta Winnipeg.

Funds raised to go support breast cancer reconstruction surgery research and education through the Health Sciences Centre Foundation.


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