Hello Friends, Family & Community Members!
I am super-de-duper excited to be combining two of my favourite things - running and raising money for a worthy cause! This May 6th I'll be running the BMO Half-Marathon to raise money for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. As many of you know, I am SO passionate about the mental health and wellness work I do at the Y.
Did you know that the Y is a charity and non-profit that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to subsidize community programming for children, youth, adults, and families?!? As a charity for more than 130 years, the Y relies on generous donations by individuals, businesses, and community partners to help us make proven programs affordable for everyone so they can have the opportunity to live healthier and happier lives. All of the money raised from the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign goes directly towards supporting access to programs such as child care, swimming lessons, summer camp, and health and wellness programs. The Y brings people together through supportive, inclusive and welcoming spaces aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of kids, individuals and families at all ages and stages. When you give, you ensure that a child, teen, family or adult can access a Y program that they otherwise would not be able to afford.
I greatly appreciate donations of any amount and you can rest easy knowing that your money is going to a fantastic cause!
On run-day I'll be reflecting on all of your generous donations as I pound out 21.1 km.