Down Syndrome Research Foundation: Helping Individuals with Down Syndrome Reach Their Full Potential
The mission of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, we are a bridge between research and practice. Learn more hereRun For Us!
Ronald McDonald House British Columbia: More Than Just a Place for Families to Stay…It’s a Place for Families to Heal Better Together
Ronald McDonald House® British Columbia provides accommodation and support for out-of-town families who must stay in Vancouver for weeks, months, or even years while their child receives medical treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. Learn more hereRun For Us!
Team Fox works tirelessly every day with one urgent goal in mind: Accelerating breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.
Team Fox is the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). Each year, more than 1,500 Team Fox fundraisers worldwide turn their passions and interests into unique fundraising events and athletic feats. Since our inception in 2006, our fundraisers have raised an astounding $20 million for Parkinson’s research, helping the Foundation achieve its mission of accelerating new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Learn more hereRun For Us!
The Josh Platzer Society for Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness: education and resources to prevent potential teen suicides in BC
The Josh Platzer Society was founded in 2000 following the tragic suicide death of Jude and Ben Platzer’s beloved teenage son, Josh. Since its inception the Society’s mission has been to educate British Columbia youth and those around them about awareness and prevention of suicide. Learn more here.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Courage Lives Here
Families from all over British Columbia come to the home-like environment at Canuck Place to find world-class pediatric respite care, pain and symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement counselling when their child or teen is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice physician and nursing team provide round the clock in-house care and year-round province-wide 24-hour telephone consultation support. The Hospice has 4 family suites, 9 beds on the clinical floor and music, art, play and education programs to encourage children to learn, develop, grow and encourage self–expression. Each year, Canuck Place strives to enhance the lives of over 400 children, teens and families at their greatest time of need. Learn more here.
Heifer International Canada
Heifer International Canada is a charitable, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. Heifer provides livestock, agricultural equipment, seeds and training to help families in Canada and around the globe become self-reliant. Heifer International Canada is an affiliate of Heifer International, which has supported sound, community-based development for nearly 70 years. Learn more here
KidSafe keeps school doors open during Winter, Spring and Summer breaks, and afterschool to over 450 referred children each year. We serve children attending six inner-city Vancouver elementary schools, all of whom have been referred to our program by their Principal, teacher or school support worker as being extremely vulnerable and most in need of safety and support during school break. Every day we are in session, KidSafe provides children with nutritious meals, support from caring adults, and developmental activities and out-trips designed to increase their capacity for healthy survival. In our 20 year history, we have provided 1,072,500 nutritious meals and snacks and 2,502,500 hours of programming and support, absolutely free of charge.Run For Us!