• 2014 CIBC Run for the Cure

    ​Bring your family, bring your friends, and register to walk or run today!


    Learn more

  • My Breast My Test

    These are my breasts. Shouldn’t I have a say about my test?

    Join the discussion at facebook.com/mybreastmytest. Help end the confusion around mammography screening.


    Join the conversation

  • Hosting a Sale has Never Been Easier

    Yard Sale for the Cure is a series of yard sales that take place on May 24 in local communities across Canada in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


    Host a Sale!

  • Research Saves Lives

    Continued support allows the Foundation to play a vital role in internationally acclaimed, groundbreaking research discoveries in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.


    Learn more

  • The Great Wall Discovery

    Have an unforgettable experience trekking across the Great Wall of China while supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


    Find out more

You Are Here :
Home | Central | Get Involved | Events | Yard Sale For The Cure | History of a Yard Sale

Upcoming Events

24
MAY

Yard Sale for the Cure

Communities Across Canada

Host a Yard Sale for the Cure on May 24th! The ...


05
OCT

CIBC Run for the Cure

Across Canada

2014 CIBC Run for the Cure will be held in 64 ...


Hot Topics

Corporate Partners & Sponsors

History of a Yard Sale

It began in a typically busy family household.

A pile of stuff was gathering in the basement of Rachael Smith’s family home. “Have a yard sale and get rid of it!” was on their “to do” list for years. Then, suddenly, their world was turned upside down.

In April 2004, Rachael Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the following nine months, her treatment included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Rachael struggled with what to tell her two daughters, Grace and Emma. Rachael and her family endured a very tough year. As life in their household returned to a relatively normal pace their focus turned to finding a way to give back. Rachael was determined to find a way to ensure her daughters would never have to hear the words “you have breast cancer.”

All the while, the pile of stuff in the basement hadn’t gone anywhere – and it triggered the idea. What if they could re-invent the yard sale? They wanted to make it easier to hold a sale so more people could get involved to make it a really big community event that would attract more buyers and generate more money.

A group of close friends joined forces to turn this vision into a reality. They created and built Yard Sale for the Cure and worked tirelessly to make the inaugural event a big success - and it was! Now a signature event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, every dollar raised by Yard Sale for the Cure goes to support the Foundation's mission of creating a future without breast cancer!

Bookmark and Share