For those of you who have been on the Cassie and Friends team in the past

– I am hopeful you will join us again this year. For those who haven’t
attended this event, we hope you will sign up to run or walk with us.

A lot has happened in the last year. We have run some very successful
programs – including Kids on the Block puppet show at elementary schools
in Vancouver – and fulfilled one of our dreams, which was to fund the
purchase of a portable ultrasound machine for the Pediatric Rheumatology
clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. And we’ve continued to contribute 75% of
all funds raised to the Ross Petty Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology.

It is through your amazing help running and fundraising that all these
things have happened!

So put your running shoes on and get ready. Race registration for team
Cassie and Friends is open.

To register follow these directions noted below. If you have anyone you
know who is interested in running, they are welcome to join our team.
This year we want to set a record and top 100 runners!

Step #1:  Go to   <http://canadarunningseries.com/svhm/>

Step #2: Register for the race by clicking the ‘Register’ button at the top
and following the directions for the 5km or half marathon, including that
you will fundraise for Cassie and Friends – you will get a registration
number JM######, note the number or copy it.

Step #3: Sign up for Cassie and Friends fundraising and team by clicking the
‘Charity’ button at the top.  Scroll down to Cassie and Friends.  Create a
fundraising account by following the steps and then join the Cassie and
Friends team when this option comes up.  If it does not come up do a search
for ‘Cassie and Friends’ and the team will come up and join the team.  You
will need the JM##### here.

A million thanks! And of course there will be cake, champagne and huge
smiles at the Cassie and Friends tent for you at the finish.

Thank you,
David Porte, Chair
Cassie and Friends