C95 Radio Marathon for breast cancer research raises record amount
The 13th annual C95 radio marathon for breast cancer research has wrapped up for another year.
The grand total after 36 hours of radio was $301,236, which means the people of Saskatchewan have raised more than $3 million since the event began.
"This gives all that darkness and all that struggle purpose for me," said marathon ambassador, Amanda Lepage.
"It means so much to me that this community takes care of each other like this."
All of the money raised will be donated to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and will stay in the province for numerous research projects.
"Research is the reason I am sitting here and research is the reason that so many of my friends and my family are able to continue on when they've been diagnosed with such a crazy, crazy, awful disease," said Lepage.
She said she hopes this year's effort will honour Lisa Rendall. The former morning show host started the marathon when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Lisa passed away April 2011.
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