August 19, 2018

TORONTO – August 13, 2018 – Adastra, the leading specialist in Big Data and Analytics solutions and services, has announced their sponsorship and participation in the CIBC Run for the Cure for the fifth consecutive year. The CIBC Run for the Cure is a movement across the country that honours the lives of those touched by breast cancer and creates a future without the risk of acquiring the disease, for generations to come. 

Adastra first became involved with the event in 2014 when Team Captain, Shannon Corless, was diagnosed with breast cancer. In that year, a small group of colleagues joined together to form the “Adastra Avengers,” raising awareness and kicking-off an annual fight, which has grown throughout the company. This year they hope to surpass their previous fundraising efforts and reach $15,000, which will support 300 hours of life-saving research. 

“As both a Breast Cancer survivor and proud Adastra employee, the CIBC Run for the Cure is a special day for me.  It’s a day when I am surrounded and supported by friends, family and colleagues. I am so grateful for the hard work and money we have raised over the last four years,” says Shannon. “What matters most, beyond finding a cure, is improving outcomes so more women like me can consider themselves ‘one of the lucky ones’ … because I am. – Shannon Corless, VP Solution Delivery, “Team Adastra” Team Captain 

If you would like to join Team Adastra on September 30th, either in the 5 KM run or 1 KM walk, please register yourself, friends, and family. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive fundraising tools, tips, and support to help you reach your personal fundraising goals as well as an Adastra Team t-shirt for the race day. 

Alternatively, if you’re unable to participate in the walk itself, and the best way for you to contribute is through donation. All employee donations will be matched in full by Adastra Corporation and tax receipts will be distributed to donors within 24 hours or prior to February 28th, 2019, if done offline. 

About Adastra 

For 20 years, Adastra has been a global leader in Data Management & Analytics solutions and services. With more than 1,500 data and analytics professionals in 9 countries around the globe, Adastra sets the standard for excellence in Cloud, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence solutions and services. 

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