Scotiabank 5K and Half Marathon Charity Challenge

We invite you to literally STEP UP for kids with Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases as part of Team Cassie & Friends Team at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Half Marathon and 5km run/walk.

Whether you run, walk or cheer, you’ll be helping us to make life better for kids and families living with rheumatic diseases in BC! Nine years ago, before we got started, there was just a fraction of the support, care and community available to families today. Together, our team has made some amazing progress, including:

  • Over $1,500,000 raised
  • Canada’s first Research Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
  • The largest annual Family Day in the country
  • An Educational School Show, a Parent Mentoring Program, Equipment Loan Cupboard, Parent Emergency Fund and so much more…all with your help!

You’ll run knowing that 100% of the funds raised will be used to directly support kids and families with rheumatic diseases. Plus, you’ll have lots of fun (cupcakes and champagne have been known to make their way to our tent!).

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