I have had the opportunity to be part of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver for almost 5 years. In these years I have seen the positive impact that our fundraising efforts have offered. I have witnessed families reconnecting while participating in programs together, I have seen spouses have a space for mental health while their loved one is dealing with health issues, I have seen people build communities of support with their fellow program participants. All because of the funds raised by our communities. The YMCA isn't just an organization we are a community who wants to provide every opportunity for the people who live in them. We do this through generous donations from staff, friends, social networks, other organizations, etc. The money that we raise helps make sure that we can provide support to those who need it and help them to have every opportunitiy possible. I would greatly appreciate any support to this cause that I am so passionate about. So passionate that I plan to run 8k.