Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Pretty in Pink

TRENTON — Pink will be the colour of the day on October 6 when the CIBC Run for the Cure takes to Trenton Park for the annual run and walk event for breast cancer. Each year, fundraisers come together to support survivors of breast cancer and remember those who lost their battle to cancer. This...

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WomenAlike make history

Traffic stopped on the George Street Bridge in New Glasgow on Friday as fairies and butterflies danced behind a colourful dragon heading from Carmichael Park to Glasgow Square for the opening of the 18th annual Race on the River. The group was comprised of breast cancer survivors walking with purpose, with determination and filled with...

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Celebrating 20 years on the river

They thought they could. So they did. Twenty years ago, a group of breast cancer survivors set out to prove there was a whole lot more to life after breast cancer. Women Alike ABreastARiver dragon boat team was born. These wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends formed the group in New Glasgow after attending a...

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Women Alike shine at race

It was a good day for the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. Recently back from their trip to Italy where 11 members had joined forces with paddlers from Saint John to form the Maritime Dragons team and participate in four half-kilometre races, Saturday’s Race on the River felt like an easier task....

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Paddles up for Italy

The weather on Saturday may not have been the best but the Maritime Dragons were ready to go and out on the East River practising twice that day for their big trip to Italy. A group of breast cancer survivors from Pictou County’s dragon boat team and a team from Saint John, NB, are preparing...

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Road to Relay: Cancer survivor looks forward to weekend event

Cathy Cotter has been through the fire and came out other side. And through it all she never lost her sense of humour, her bright smile or her desire to help others. The Trenton woman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. At the time, she was a busy mom of two — John and...

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