26th Annual Child Run for BC Children's Hospital
ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and programs at BC Children's Hospital.
The run took place on June 5, 2011. As the third largest run in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and programs at BC Children’s Hospital. On Sunday June 5th, 2011, the 26th Annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family hosted runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on an exciting run, where participants can choose between a scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.
The goal for fundraising was $1,200,000.00 and so far $524,460.17 has been raised. You can donate by going to their website link above.
The orange “SuperHero” capes were back again this year, with Chip’s Challenge. Chip Wilson challenged individual participants to raise $1,000 or more for ChildRun.Participants who met this fundraising goal were rewarded with a powerful orange cape to wear proudly throughout the event, and Chip personally matched their fundraising efforts with another $1,000 donation to each.
Over its 26 years in existence, ChildRun has raised more than $5.2 million for research, treatment and care for children battling cancer. BC Children's Hospital is the only pediatric health centre in British Columbia, serving the province's most seriously ill and injured children. As the province's only hospital dedicated exclusively to child health, Children's serves the urgent medical needs of one million children. In this year alone, the Hospital will treat over 800 cancer patients.
Last year, in 2010, more than 6,300 participants, including 70 schools and 130 corporate and community teams, raised a record-breaking $1,000,000 for childhood cancer research and programs. This year, another $1,000,000 was raised. Wendy and I participate in support of her school’s team; this year, Mulgrave School came in second in overall school team size, and third in overall school team fundraising, with 129 participants raising almost $10,000.
You can join in the fun next year! By collecting donations and taking part in the ChildRun, you'll be helping researchers learn more about childhood cancer, and doing your part to find a cure!
Schools, foundations,corporations, communities and families all take part with a lot of friendly competition to edge each other out with their fund raising prowess. What a great cause.
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