Ultimate Run for Men's Cancers raises $200k

Thousands took part in the 16th annual Ultimate Run for Men's Cancers Sunday morning.

Team GreggyBear, in honour of former CFRA News host Greg Hebert, participated for the second year.

CTV Morning Live's Jeff Hopper was part of that team and emceed the event. He says the most important message they're trying to drive home is to go out and "get checked".

Hopper says men tend to ignore symptoms but that it's very important to catch cancer in the early stages.

The $200,000 raised in the event Sunday helps support local cancer care and treatment and this year all the money raised will go to ground-breaking cancer research, innovative clinical trials and the new Cancer Coaching health service developed by the Cancer Foundation.

The route for this year's event was a little different. Runners made their way through the Rockcliffe Parkway for the 2, 5, 10 or 15K course.

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