Walking for a cure

One of the great perks of working at Microsoft Canada is the ability to take paid days off to volunteer in the community.  For the past four years I have been actively involved with the Weekend to End Breast Cancer (http://www.endcancer.ca) events all across Canada.  This year, due to family circumstances, I was not able to commit to the entire weekend, but instead spend Friday and Saturday photographing various aspects of the event.

This year's event had over 5,500 walkers and raised $17.3 million (CAD) in support of breast cancer research.  For those of you not familiar with this fund raising event, they are held across Canada and consist of a two day, 60 kilometer walk including camping overnight.

Microsoft has participated in this event in the past, both with a team walking the event in 2006 as well as donating copies of Streets & Trips to aid in the route planning.

The full photo set is posted on my flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnaby_jeans/sets/72157601927998560

If you are a charity or non-profit organization and are looking for Microsoft Software Donations, take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/canada/ican/howtoapply.mspx

 

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