Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is proud to have once again participated as an official charity partner in this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s Charity Challenge!

This year, we had a record 133 participants running and walking in support of Stand Up for Kids, including individual runners, teams from our corporate partners Citi, Dickinson Wright LLP, Hudson’s Bay Foundation, and teams from our agency partners Boost, Native Child and Family Services, Stop and Imagine, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, and Corsage Project. Together, they raised over $41,000 to help improve the lives of children and youth growing up in the child welfare system!

Check out a few highlights from the run:

Our 2019 run ambassador, TROY, trained hard and completed his first half-marathon!

Troy, Stand Up for Kids run ambassador 2019, standing in front of Toronto City Hall wearing a black shirt and grey running leggings, with his medal for finishing the half-marathon.

“Thank you Children’s Aid Foundation for hosting me this year as your 2019 Run Ambassador on the Stand Up for Kids team! My effort in training was certainly worth the distance and experience. It was so great to taste the moment with likeminded entrepreneurs, athletes, students, and professionals who championed their respective teams to fundraise and perform on the day! On behalf of the Stand Up for Kids team, great success. I will continue to triumph and Stand Up for Kids in more ways than one. Thank you for your support, cheers.” – TROY, 2019 Foundation Run Ambassador

Volunteers standing in front of a table of water cups, with Stand Up for Kids banners on either side. Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2019.

Along this year’s route, runners found a Stand Up for Kids-branded water station (complete with excited volunteers cheering them on!) to help them refuel for the final kilometers of the race.

Thank you to everyone who walked, ran, fundraised, volunteered, and took a stand for Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this year. We are already looking forward to next year’s run. See you there!

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The Children's Aid Foundation of Canada funds programs to help Canada's most vulnerable children and youth, those who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and neglect, overcome the obstacles in life that prevent them from reaching their full potential. We are committed to giving ongoing support to those who need it most.

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