2017 National Charities

The RUN4HOPE program has helped runners raise more than $14.5 million for charity and community good. Please join in. Thank you!

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Helping Individuals with Down Syndrome Reach Their Full Potential

Our mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, we are a bridge between research and practice.

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Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Provides palliative and respite care services for sick children in BC, Canada

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 500 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community and our talented team and over 350 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.

Courage lives here.

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Team in Training: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, BC & Yukon

Save Lives Today

Today is the day you’ll start helping save the lives of blood cancer patients by joining Team In Training and raising money for blood cancer research. Since its beginning in 1988, more than 600,000 participants have helped TNT and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raise more than $1.4 billion for therapies that are saving lives. Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  In partnership with athletes just like you, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

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Canadian Mental Health Association

Champions For Positive Mental Health Since 1918

Help create a bright future for young people in our community. In Canada, an alarming 3.2 million young people between the ages of 12-19 years old are at risk of developing a mental illness. Early intervention is vital to ensure they can reach their full potential. Unfortunately, only 1 out of 5 of these youth will get the mental health services they need in a timely manner. By participating in the BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE together with CMHA, you will ensure young people have support to grow into healthy and happy adults who contribute to their community. Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation wide voluntary movement that promotes mental health for all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 individuals across Canada in over 120 communities.

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