2017 Official Charities

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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of BC

Your help provides hope.

The ALS Society of BC works to support people affected by ALS across BC & Yukon by providing a comprehensive list of programs and services, as well as funding research into the cause and cure for ALS. Run or walk in honour of a loved one or to give back to your community.

BC Cancer Foundation

Our Vision: A world free from cancer.

The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

BC Schizophrenia Society

A reason to hope. The means to cope

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research, and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Canadian Cancer Society (BC & Yukon)

With you in the fight for life

The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to eradicating cancer and enhancing the lives of people living with cancer. Our impact comes from leading crucial cancer prevention initiatives, funding lifesaving research and delivering trusted information and compassionate support to people living with cancer and their caregivers. The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity in Canada. Our vision is to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer and our donors give courageously because they know that a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society is the best investment in the cancer cause.

Diabetes Canada

Lace up your running shoes and join our fight against diabetes!

Challenge yourself and help Team Diabetes and Diabetes Canada make a difference in the lives of over 10-Million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Your commitment to support people with diabetes will strengthen the efforts of the Association as we strive to provide world-class research, outstanding programs and valuable services to the 10-Million Canadians currently affected by this disease.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership opportunities as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver works alongside community partners and volunteers to build safe, decent homes that are sold to partner families with payments tailored to be no more than 30% of their annual gross income. These families would not qualify for a traditional mortgage but by contributing 500 volunteer hours (or sweat equity as we call it) with Habitat for Humanity, they help build their own home. Help us build affordable and safe homes for all!


Irrationally crazy about moms and kids.

Mom2Mom is a community of generous and compassionate individuals, connecting for change. Through mentorship we work to alleviate poverty related stresses for families in Vancouver’s inner city so that moms can focus on parenting their kids in the best way possible, plan for the future and make connections in the communities they call home. Run with us to create a connected community and help support families in need!

SportAbility CP Sports of BC

Participation in physical activity and sport by all British Columbians who have a physical disability.

Founded in 1976, SportAbility is a registered charity which provides physical activity programs for individuals with a disability across British Columbia. SportAbility offers programs in four sports including Sledge Hockey, Boccia, Power Soccer, and 7 A-Side Soccer at both recreational and competitive levels. SportAbility’s goal is to create a fun and safe social environment for athletes with a disability, who are either being introduced to an activity for the first time or competing at an international level.

Surfrider Foundation

On a mission to protect and enjoy Canada’s southern pacific coastlines.

Surfrider Foundation is a global environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Surfrider Foundation was started by a group of visionary surfers from Malibu, California back in 1984. Today, they are active in the Vancouver community through outreach and education programs. They create hands-on opportunities to address ocean and coastal pollution.

Team World Vision

For Children. For Change. For Life.

In just a few years, Team World Vision has become the largest charity running team at some of North America’s largest marathons.  Since our launch in 2006, over 20,000 team members have trained with us to successfully complete their race and feel great about protecting vulnerable children around the world.


Community Charities

The Arthritis Society

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Canadian Association for Equality

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 Collingwood Community Policing Centre

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Covenant House Vancouver

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 Easter Seals BC & Yukon

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 Prostate Cancer Foundation BC

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BC Lupus Society

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 YMCA of Greater Vancouver

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