We are very excited to have you join Matthew House at the Scotiabank Run on October 22, 2017. This is our biggest yearly fundraiser bringing together over 130 members of our community who actively fundraise to show their support. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 .
This event is fun for everyone. Last year, three former Matthew House residents Mimi, Mesfin and Salam came in second, fourth and fifth in the 5km race respectively. Despite not having time to practice these former international marathoners from Ethiopia crossed the finishing line being cheered on by thousands of spectators at Nathan Phillips Square. The Scotiabank Run was the first time they felt that coming to Canada was a place of hope to continue their careers as professional athletes.
You can show your support for newly arrived refugees in the city by joining our team!
This initiative is part of the larger Scotiabank Waterfront Toronto Marathon that has 5km, half and full marathon races which you can walk or run. Each participant has a personal fundraising page where they can raise support.
Visit our web page for easy instructions on registration and discount codes that will take money off. Please note that the discount code needs to be entered when you choose “start a Scotiabank Charity Challenge Fundraising Account”.
If you have any questions or require support, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once registered, you will receive material that will help support your fundraising and training goals.
Thank you for partnering with us. Your support will make you a real difference in the lives of the refugees arriving in our city every day.