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WPS Half Marathon Raises $170K for Cancer Research

May 6, 2019 7:56 AM | News

WPS Half Marathon

Sunday’s WPS Half Marathon raised $170,000, surpassing the $2 million mark since the event’s inception 15 years ago. (WPS HALF MARATHON / FACEBOOK)

Sunday’s Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon brought in more $170,000 to support brain cancer research.

Amid temperatures just above freezing, more than 2,900 runners took part in the half marathon, two-person relay and 5K event beginning in Assiniboine Park.

Now in its 15th year, the WPS Half Marathon has surpassed $2 million after the weekend’s event.

“The true legacy of this $2 million will not only impact research today, but it will provide benefits to cancer patients for the next 10, 20 or more years,” said Dan Holinda, prairie regional executive director for the Canadian Cancer Society.

“By working together, we have proven that in Winnipeg, life is BIGGER than cancer.”

All funds raised are matched dollar-for-dollar by Brain Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund.

Brain cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among youth and young adults.