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RUN4HOPE: Down Syndrome Resource Foundation

RUN4HOPE is the charity program of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, with goals to raise funds for social impact and community good, plus foster a spirit of community celebration. RUN4HOPE provides value to charities, and charitable options for participants, enabling runners to fundraise and/or donate to charities. Run & Give! Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, the […]

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Record-Breaking Fundraising Total for the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Total Nearly 600 runners signed up to raise funds for a cause at the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon Vancouver, BC – June 9, 2015 – Runners participating in the BMO Vancouver Marathon have outdone themselves in 2015, and nearly doubled their fundraising efforts over 2014. This year, Run4Hope athletes […]

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Team in Training

The United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is the single largest supporter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada It all started in 1985, and since then more than $31 MILLION has been raised to put an end to blood cancer! From bottle drives, to golf tournaments, to bake sales; UFCW and its […]

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Run4Hope: Canuck Place

Living in the moment at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice At Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH), we provide critical care for children with life-threatening illnesses in our two provincial locations and in their home communities, empowering them to live in the moment together and build precious memories. Joshua Ismirnioglou was diagnosed with cancer in December 2009 […]

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Run4Hope: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity: Help break the cycle of poverty At Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, our goal is to get families in need into safe, decent and affordable homes. To do so, we work alongside our community partners, volunteers and skilled tradespeople to build communities, one home at a time. This requires we plan ahead, […]

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Charity Impact for 2014

Dollars raised through BMO Vancouver Marathon’s Run4Hope charity program make a meaningful impact in the lives of many Nearly 500 runners signed up to raise funds for a cause at the 2014 BMO Vancouver Marathon Vancouver, BC – May 30, 2014 – Runners participating in the 2014 BMO Vancouver Marathon have helped raise over $370,000 […]

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Press Release – Major Milestones

Major Milestones Achieved for the 2014 BMO Vancouver Marathon with Strong Support from Runners, Volunteers, and the Community. Some races, Expo, and volunteer roles at capacity Vancouver, BC – March 27, 2014 – Strong demand from runners, exhibitors, volunteers, charities, and other corporate and community supporters has produced sellouts and waitlists at the 2014 BMO […]

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Courage Lives Here

Embrace life with the children and families of Canuck Place Canuck Place Children’s Hospice opened its doors in 1995 as the first free-standing children’s hospice in North America and is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider, delivering care to over 500 children and families facing life-threatening illnesses across the province.  It is often assumed […]

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A Life Turned DownSide Up

Run Hand in Hand with Individuals with Down Syndrome When Edison was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome: a genetic condition caused by an extra 21st chromosome, characterized by health problems, developmental delays and learning disabilities. Edison’s diagnosis was compounded by seizures, sensory integration problems and anxiety, leading doctors to warn his parents that […]

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Charity Program: Featuring Ronald McDonald House BC

“Your child is seriously ill…” For parents, these are among the most terrifying words they could ever hear. Imagine the fear, anxiety and stress families face as they cope with their child’s illness. Imagine them facing that struggle alone, in an unfamiliar place far away from home. Ronald McDonald House® British Columbia provides accommodation and support for […]

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