Event Day Must-Sees
Be sure to save some time on event day to stroll through the BRIGHT Run exhibitor area, where you’ll meet a range of helpful organizations and interesting folks.
Located in Burlington, BodyMed Boutique carries a large selection of compression garments, mastectomy bras and prostheses, and products to help manage menopause, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Cancer Assistance Program (CAP)
The Cancer Assistance Program is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that offers free services for individuals and families affected by cancer who live in Hamilton and surrounding communities. The CAP office is on Concession Street, west of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
Knitted Knockers Canada
Knitted Knockers are handmade breast prostheses for women who have had mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are soft, comfortable and lightweight. Knit by volunteers, they are provided at no charge.
Knot A Breast
Knot A Breast is a Hamilton-based dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors. Since it was established in 1998, hundreds of survivors, both male and female, have represented the team in local, national and international races.
Life After Breast Cancer
Life After Breast Cancer is a full-day conference that occurs every second year. The event is for people affected by any stage of breast cancer and their support network. This year’s conference takes place Friday, Oct. 25 at the Hamilton Convention Centre from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regional Cancer Program
Visit for information on breast, cervical and colon cancer screening through the Ontario Breast Screening Program, the Ontario Cervical Screening Program and ColonCancerCheck. Find out about the province’s new FIT test to screen for colon cancer.
Stonechurch Pharmacy, located off Stone Church Road near Upper Sherman Avenue, is a full-service pharmacy that has an ADP certified lymphedema compression fitter and carries LympheDIVAs, a full line of lymphedema sleeves, gloves and gauntlets in vibrant patterns and colours.
Wellwood aims to empower people to live well with cancer by providing a range of programs at no cost to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, loved ones and caregivers. Program themes include peer support, exercise and movement, creative expression, meditation and relaxation, and information and navigation.
Encore is a free exercise program for women who have had breast cancer at any time in their lives. Gentle land and water exercise are augmented by guests who discuss a range of topics aimed at improving health.
A Typical BRIGHT Run Day
There is a special spirit at the BRIGHT Run, an exhilarating feeling of excitement, hope and inspiration. It’s the day when we all come together after months of fundraising, it’s the day when the BRIGHT family shines its brightest. So get your pink on for the best BRIGHT day of the year.
Here’s what you need to know
Before Event day
- Give your fundraising one last push by asking family, friends, neighbours and coworkers to sponsor you.
- Remember to enter your cash and cheque donations to your online total. Click here for a guide on how to do it.
Where: Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Road
- Free BRIGHT Run parking is at Dundas Valley Secondary School and Osler Elementary School, both on Governor’s Road. Limited parking is available at the Conservation Area for those with mobility issues.
- Catch a free shuttle bus from parking to the conservation area. Shuttle buses will run continuously.
- For only those with mobility issues, golf carts will be available to take you from the bus drop-off to the trail centre.
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Cash for food and purchases
- Credit/debit for silent auction
- Rain gear, just in case, including resealable plastic bags for electronics
- Pledge sheets and donations
7:30 a.m. Volunteer check-in and volunteer breakfast area open.
9 a.m. The registration area opens. This is where you will pick up your T-shirt package and drop off pledge sheets and donations. The silent auction opens, as does the TD Wealth Wall of Hope. Team photo sessions begin.
9:30 a.m. The formal program starts with the opening welcome led by co-hosts Kim MacDonald (The Weather Network) and Dr. Ian Dayes (Juravinski Cancer Centre) There will be a special performance by acapella group Four Over Forty and the Children’s parade.
10 a.m. Formal stage show begins, hosted by K-Lite’s Sunni Genesco and including a range of special guests.
Piper Alec Rogers leads to the ribbon cutting and countdown, then the BRIGHT Run starts!
11 a.m. and on Runners and walkers welcomed back by BRIGHT Run executive committee members, medical staff and others. Water, apples and snacks are free at the snack tents. Denninger’s barbecue opens.
11:20 a.m. Special performance by country star Donny Lee.
11:45 a.m. Formal closing ceremonies begin.
Noon Silent auction closes. Cheque presentation. Official program ends.
12:30 p.m. Denninger’s barbecue begins to close.
2 p.m. Last parking lot shuttle bus departs.
- Nashville recording artist Donny Lee
- Acapella group Four Over Forty
- Piper Alec Rogers
- Juggler Doug McBrien
- Laura Fortino and Sarah Nurse, women’s ice hockey Olympic medalists
- Sunni Genesco, K-Lite
- Kim MacDonald, The Weather Network
- Dr. Ian Dayes, Juravinski Cancer Centre
- Georgina Mitropoulos, survivor spokesperson
- Bruiser, the Hamilton Bulldogs mascot
- McMaster University Athletics Kids Area
- Silent Auction
- Pink Gear tent
- Raffle ticket tent
- Mercedes-Benz Burlington tent
- Breast Cancer Community display tent
- Denninger’s barbecue