In case you haven’t heard, on June 23rd, the BCCDC Foundation and friends are activating health and running in the Scotiabank 5K and Half Marathon!

We’ve been blown away by the generosity and support of our runners and donors. After just a month, our friends helped us reach our first goal of $2,000 and we had to set our sights higher. Now, we’re only $160 away from our stretch goal of $3,000.


But, we believe in you all so very much that we have a new super-stretch goal: $5,000!

We need your help to do it, if you haven’t already, make a gift and ask your friends and family to join you in doing so. If you’ve already made a gift, please keep spreading the word! Gifts go towards our three priority areas:

  • Reducing Harms: supporting solutions to the overdose crisis, harm reduction interventions, and anti-stigma education that can save lives.
  • Addressing Threats: investing in research that could indicate how we can end the epidemic of childhood asthma in BC and beyond.
  • Emerging Areas: quick and flexible funding to respond to public health emergencies or challenges that can strike at any time and build the Foundation’s capacity.

We’re so close and the countdown is on–we hope you’ll help us support these important and life-saving public health projects. On average, our donors have been giving $55.69. If just 38 people make a gift of $55.69, we’ll reach our super-stretch goal and our priorities will be well under way. Click here to join the others and become a champion for public health.

If you’ve already made your gift or signed up to run with us: thank you! We’ve been deeply moved by each and every gift we’ve received, and by every runner who has signed up. You’re helping improve the health of your community and our province, and we hope you feel very proud of that. We sure are! By sharing our page, you can help spread the word and amplify your support even more.

Want to sign up to run with the BCCDC Foundation team? There’s still space in the half-marathon and you can click here to sign up! Use discount code 19BCCDCF21K to get a few bucks off your registration fee.

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