Team will consist of Toronto based employees who will be running in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
October 3rd, 2008, Toronto, ON – RL Solutions, the leading provider of healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that it will be entering a team in the 2008 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. Held annually, the Run raises money to fund breast cancer research and community education programs that have the greatest potential to make a difference in the lives of people affected by the disease.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Canadian women, with 22,400 estimated to be diagnosed with the disease and a further 5,300 estimated to die from it in 2008 alone. But with the help of programs such as the Run for the Cure, breast cancer death rates have declined across all age groups in Canada since the mid 1990s.
“We all know someone who has been affected, either directly or indirectly, by breast cancer”, said Clayton Parry, Client Management Director at RL Solutions and this year’s Run Leader. “With one in 9 women expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, and one in 28 dying of it, eradicating this disease is of the utmost importance, and we as an organization are proud to play a small part in the battle against breast cancer.”
2008 is the 17th annual Run, and on Sunday, October 5th, 2008, Canadians in 55 communities from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland will participate by walking or running either one or five kilometres. Last year, 170,000 participants walked or ran to raise more than $27 million nationally for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. For more information or to participate in this year’s run, please visit: www.cibcrunforthecure.com.
About RL Solutions
RL Solutions provides proven risk management, patient feedback, claims and infection control software to help healthcare organizations improve patient safety and healthcare quality. RL Solutions brings together innovative technologies, stellar client service and a broad ecosystem of partners to give its 600 clients a complete safety and quality solution. With products that are easy to use and easy to implement, RL Solutions is a world leader in the healthcare market. For more information, visit www.rl-solutions.com.
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