In 2018, two charitable running events took place in Toronto with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Stand Up for Kids campaign as one of the beneficiaries: the B&O Yorkville Run and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Here’s a look at how these runs played out by the numbers.

B&O Yorkville Run

  • 41 runners chose Stand Up for Kids as their cause of choice, including a team of runners from Stableview Asset Management.
  • Together, they raised a combined total of $9,800.
  • One of our runners, James Ritchie, was even a race winner for his age group!

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

  • 79 runners ran on behalf of Stand Up for Kids.
  • 20 Foundation staff members participated as one of 9 teams representing our cause.
  • Together, runners who chose us as their charity of choice raised a total of $38,350.

Participating in charitable runs is a meaningful way to combine a love of both running and philanthropy.

Staff and volunteers at Yorkville Run 2018

“I chose to run for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada because I wanted to find new ways to raise awareness of the vast and systemic issues facing children and youth in care,” said Wayne Yeung, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada volunteer. “It’s a cause that many are unaware of and those who have lived experience tend not to speak out as they face stigma and discrimination. I wanted to be a voice for Canada’s most vulnerable children and what better way than participating in the run.”

 

 

 

 

Thank you to participants from both charitable running events for choosing to fundraise in support of children and youth in and from the child welfare system.

Learn more about how you can join the Stand Up for Kids movement.   Get involved

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The Children's Aid Foundation funds programs to help Canada's most vulnerable kids overcome the obstacles in life that hold them back. We are committed to giving ongoing support to those who need it most.

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