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British Columbia Schizophrenia Society's Fundraiser:

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

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October 17, 2016

We're so excited to be an official charity for the BMO Vancouver Marathon again this year! Please join us and help improve the lives of families  See more

THE STORY:

On May 7, BCSS will be an Official Charity for the BMO Vancouver Marathon for the third year running. Team BCSS will be raising funds to help people suffering from schizophrenia, their caregivers, friends, family members and supporters – it is a platform to promote change and take action. Families cope with a multitude of life-changing challenges when a loved one is diagnosed with schizophrenia. They often experience isolation and feel shame due to the stigma against people who have mental illness. Running for BCSS gives everyone a chance to stand up and make a strong statement against stigma.

Last year, with the help of CanadaHelps and BCSS’s amazing runners, volunteers, and donors, we raised almost $15,000. These funds went towards our excellent programs and services, which help the 40,000 people in British Columbia affected by severe mental illness.

If you would like to participate, or if you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Loveman at 604-270-7841 or email philanthropy@bcss.org.

 

Why do you run?

“I run because I adore my son, and I feel like he is lost to me right now. I run because of the pain, distress and distrust I see in his eyes every day. I run because I want somebody to figure this disorder out and tell me what I can do to help him. I run because I want everyone to know about schizophrenia and what it is like to live with it, so they will have compassion and patience with those that do. I run because I want my son back, and there isn’t a whole lot else I can do other than wait and show love and support. I run to raise awareness and funds.

In his mid-teens [my son’s] personality started changing; he was very depressed, he started cutting classes and self-medicating. At 20 years old he was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia and we started our journey into the world of mental illness. Like so many before us we didn’t even know where to start, but have been lucky that we were able to attend some education sessions and have formed a network of support. We rely on groups like the BCSS for information and professional support.

So why run? Because I don’t want anyone to be afraid to tell someone else they are sick or their loved one is sick because they are afraid of a reaction based on ignorance. Because I would like research to be funded so that my beautiful son will one day come back to me. Recovery is possible, and expected but a lot of help is required.”

- Guelda Redman, Mother and Runner for Team BCSS

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,527

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathy MacKenzie

     

  • Wee Bawdy Baws

     

  • Mari Louise and Joe

     

  • AA &UB

     

  • deep sarai and family

     

  • Jackie and Anne

     

  • Team McKee

     

  • Willy n Billy from Oz

     

  • Colin Whitworth

     

  • darling wife!

     

  • Shane Klatt

     

  • Mark Kuelle

     

  • Alissa

     

  • Marc Spencer

     

  • Gerard Louis

     

  • Jonny Knowles

     

  • David McKillop and Family

     

  • Greg Ryley

     

  • Scot Jackson

     

  • Colleen Leitch

     

  • Adam Norris

     

  • Dan Neubeck

     

  • Cindy Uyesugi

     

  • Darrell Mott

     

  • Jamie Mair

     

  • I. Finlayson

     

  • Paul Jeffery

     

  • Bien Lu

     

  • Tereza CC

     

  • Clayton Mullen

     

  • Robert Penrose & Family

     

  • Hugo

     

  • Steve Heimburger

     

  • Gord McCormick

     

  • Gillian Fry

     

  • Michael Redman

     

  • Daniel Ouellet

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maureen Redman

     

  • Tony, Jayne and Hannah

     

  • Kelly Koczkur

     

  • Perry and Cheryl Simpson

     

  • Perry and Cheryl Simpson

     

  • Michael Brown

     

  • Glynis & Joe Koczkur

     

  • Eric and Sandra Heimburger

     

  • Mark & Guelda

     

  • Alyssa & Ian

     

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18% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,527 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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John McMahon

Amount Raised

$1,452

 

145% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Guelda Redman

Amount Raised

$975

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Mark Heimburger

Amount Raised

$600

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Gillian Fry

Amount Raised

$500

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British Columbia Schizophrenia Soci...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Catherine Jenkins

Amount Raised

$0

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Randy Rudland

Amount Raised

$0

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Joanne Kent

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Alyssa & Ian

Alyssa & Ian

1 month ago

Mark & Guelda

Mark & Guelda

For those who fight against this disease, especially our precious son. 2 months ago

Eric and Sandra Heimburger

Eric and Sandra Heimburger

2 months ago

Glynis & Joe Koczkur

Glynis & Joe Koczkur

For my Nephew! Love You! 2 months ago

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Run sexxxxxy mama! 2 months ago

Perry and Cheryl Simpson

Perry and Cheryl Simpson

2 months ago

Perry and Cheryl Simpson

Perry and Cheryl Simpson

2 months ago

Kelly Koczkur

Kelly Koczkur

2 months ago

Tony, Jayne and Hannah

Tony, Jayne and Hannah

For a hopeful future. 2 months ago

Maureen Redman

Maureen Redman

For my Grandson in recognition of his fight. 2 months ago