May 27th, 2018

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

 


 

Run for You, and Your Community

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

Make your run more meaningful by helping one of our official Charities reach their goals while you are achieving yours!  Set up a fundraising page or make a direct donation during your race registration.  As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100% of the funds raised will go directly to your chosen charity.

Congratulations on helping surpass $62 million!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 across the country collectively raising over $62 million which went directly to charities throughout Canada.

Click here to see other Charity Challenge FAQ's & Handcycle FAQ's

 

For more information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and how you to maximize the benefits to your charity please refer to the Registration Package Information Guide.

 

Search for an Individual to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

 

Search for a Team to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
 

Click here to access your fundraising page.

How to Register

1. Register online*

a. REGISTER FOR THE RACE - Please note that you can only register one person at a time if setting up fundraising pages.

c. CHOOSE YOUR CHARITY AND SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE - During your registration you will be asked to if want to choose the charity challenge,  Fill in the information.  After you are complete your registration see the bottom right corner and click on the yellow button. Please note – you can enter your fundraising page by logging directly in to Artez

Want to Fundraise and already registered for the race?

Set up Fundraising Page if You Are Already Registered for the Run

  1. Select the charity you wish to support from the list below.
  2. Click on "Fundraise" then the "Sign Up" button and enter your information. Please make sure you have already registered for the race either through Race Roster or the Running Room.
  3. Fundraise on your own or join a team and fill in your information.
Become an Official Charity

We are now accepting registrations from charities to join the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Please enter your charities information by clicking on the form below.

2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Registration Form

 

We are excited to help our official charities get started on fundraising for the 54th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon event. Please download our 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Information Package for more details on the Challenge. 

If you have any questions please contact Maureen MacDonald, Scotiabank Charity Challenge Manager at charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com.

 

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AARCS

AARCS is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the public to help cover the costs of all our expenses, the majority being veterinary care for our animals. While we have the manpower, drive and ambition, financial support is essential to cultivate and maintain not only the basic costs, but to further develop our programs and initiatives. Please help by giving a donation, becoming a monthly AARCS Hero, giving a tribute, making AARCS part of your legacy, fulfilling our wish list, supporting our events and becoming a volunteer.  Together we can change our animals lives through kindness.  

Accessible Housing

We believe everyone, despite their limitations, have the right to live in a safe home and be part of a supportive community. We believe everyone, regardless of their circumstances, when provided with the proper support and opportunities can thrive. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is for everyone. Please sign up and join us. You can sign up as an individual, as a family or as a team. Run, Walk or Roll because everyone belongs.

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Every day, nearly 50 Albertans hear the words "you have cancer." These aren't just statistics, these are our families, our friends, and our neighbours. 

 

Join us to support the 17,000 Albertans that are diagnosed with cancer every year across the province. Run for your mother, your father, a grandparent, a sibling, a friend, or even a stranger. The money raised will be donated to the area of greatest need. Please feel free to create your own cancer conquering t-shirts and get others involved! We hope that you will join us to make more moments for Albertans facing cancer.

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Through the generosity of our donors we are able to provide funding for family centred programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research to help the 95,000 kids and families who visit the Alberta Children's Hospital each year.

 

Thanks for being on our team and for supporting sick and injured kids at the Alberta Children's Hospital! We are so grateful for your help.

Alberta Guide Dogs, a division of BC Guide Dog Services

Change lives by helping to provide a Guide Dog for a blind individual or an Autism Support Dog for a child with moderate to profound autism and their families. Give safety, independence, comfort, security and more via the placement of a canine hero! Join the Alberta Guide Dogs team and walk the 5 km route with our team, including our puppies-in-training!   Each fundraiser who raises more than $250 in donations will receive a Puppy Scholarship Package, including a welcome letter and a framed photo of your loveable sponsored puppy and regular personalized 'pup'dates and photos as your puppy grows up. 

Aspen Family & Community Network Society

Aspen focuses on developing the strengths of the people they work with, and assists them in dealing with life’s challenges so they can create a better, more rewarding life for themselves. Aspen provides 18 programs to serve youth, families and the community; each unique program works to unlock potential and transform lives.  When you make a donation, you are helping families at risk of homelessness stay in their homes, ensuring children and youth have a safe place to live, and helping youth and adults find jobs and become active members in their community.

Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured

Brain injuries and strokes do not discriminate. They do not affect individuals based upon race or socio-economic status. In Canada, 465 people a day suffer a brain injury and the economic burden of acquired brain injuries and treatment is estimated to be greater than $12.7 billion per year. Brain injuries and strokes affect YOUR family, YOUR friends and YOUR community.    Please join us! The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon enables you to help make life better for our clients and their families. Run, walk, roll or just cheer us on – your energy and effort will yield amazing results for our clients.

Autism Speaks Canada

We need your support to continue to meet the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  Your support will allow us to support and work with community partners; enhanced resources and services; increase understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advance research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. All registrants raising $250 or more will receive a Autism Speaks Canada branded running shirt.   $1000 or more raised and you will receive a cinplex pass, an Autism Speaks Canada running shirt and a special Grand Club prize! 

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Between Friends

Did you know that it costs about $1,000 to provide a quality recreation program for children, youth and adults with disabilities due to the higher level of care required. Your donations help to send kids to camp or a program or adults on an adventure.

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation (BCSCF) is a community based initiative committed to optimizing and integrating care for breast cancer patients and their families, including those at risk of developing breast cancer. Patients and their families are introduced to a multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care workers who help guide, assist, support and empower patients and their families through their journey. Our services can be accessed with/without a referral, and are free of charge.​

Butterfly Effect Foundation (Energy For All)

We would love for you to help!  We are fundraising for residential solar systems to be installed in rural Nicaragua.  Currently, the villagers are not connected to the electrical grid and are using kerosene as a source of light in their houses after the sun goes down.  It is dim, inefficient, toxic to breath, and also very expensive to purchase.  They have asked for support and we are responding.  We are fundraising for the equipment for solar systems.  We have offered loans to over 55 households and 8 commercial businesses.  There are many more families in the region!

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Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre

Your donation to the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre provides crucially needed programs and services for Calgarians experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.   With more than 50 different programs and services, we strive to meet people wherever they are, and help them get to wherever it is they want to go. Whether that means a couple of meals and a place to sleep at night, finding access to much needed government assistance, or a goal to find permanent supportive housing, the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre is where many lives begin.

Calgary Society for Persons with Disablilities

This is our 3rd year participating and our goal is to raise $15, 000!

All money raised from this event will go towards continued support and enriching the lives of our clients. We need your help! If you can’t come out to the event, you can donate directly to CSPD by contacting Dallal at cspd@cspd.ca , 403.246.4450 or visiting www.cspd.ab.ca

Prizes will be awarded, by CSPD, to our top two individual fundraisers and one random draw for all participants!

*Please note: ALL REGISTRATION FEES go to the Scotia Bank Challenge organizers to cover their costs for the event.

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually leading us to a cure.

Canadian Association For Equality

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is Calgary’s first health and social service hub aimed at addressing the critical gaps in programs for boys, men and fathers. While helping men, women and transgender alike, we see the urge to help men and boys in need. We cannot accept the high suicide rates and homelessness of men nor the high dropout rates of boys in school. Please help us, so we can help them!

Canadian Humanitarian

We believe that education is the solution to end poverty. A feature of Canadian Humanitarian programs is the long-term commitment to the student for support, as long as they make the effort to attend and work hard at school. We measure our success by the number of children in CH programs who grow up to be successful, contributing members of their community. We assess the sustainability of our projects over generations. Our graduates will contribute to their communities, and their children will not need our programs. Their children will never know the crushing poverty that would have been their destiny.   

Canadian Liver Foundation - Give'r for Liver

Eat right and exercise - join our team to run or walk the Calgary Marathon.  For those that are walking the 10 K or half marathon, join our weekend walkers along the beautiful Bow River.  Participants that raise a minimum of $500 for liver research will receive a Give'r for Liver t-shirt, an invitation to our post-race coffee get-together (coffee is good for your liver) and memories that will last a lifetime. Prizes will be presented to the top fundraisers on the Give'r for Liver team.

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people in rural South India and in select disaster struck areas around the world.  We are an entirely volunteer charity and 100% of the donations are invested in the purchase of medicine, medical and educational equipment and the provision of scholarships for K- 12 and for nursing students.  Many children come from families who have never had the opportunity to go to school. These first generation learners will help alleviate family poverty and create the foundation for social change. Please support us!

CanLearn Society

We are a leader in services for learning and attention difficulties and an innovator in literacy programs. CanLearn helps youth and adults understand how they learn and strategies to be successful.   Change a life donate today – Added bonus all the funds you donate to me will be matched by CanLearn’s participation with the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). BFK works in partnership with the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament to create an avenue to raise money by matching funds donated to CanLearn by supporters like you.  All donations will be matched up to 50%! 

Carya

Join #teamcarya and help us raise much needed funds to help our youth programs.    Our youth programs give young people a place to belong. Participants in these programs learn to build healthy relationships, develop self-confidence, become leaders in their community and increase coping skills, all while having fun. Youth who participate in our programs are more likely to graduate high school and launch successfully into adulthood. Your support helps us continue to offer opportunities for the youth in Calgary who need it most.  Stay tuned for fun incentives and ways to get involved coming soon! 

Cassie and Friends Society

Cassie + Friends is the only charity in Canada dedicated 100% to transforming lives in the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) and rheumatic disease community. We bring kids and families out of isolation and help them thrive in a positive, kid-focused community of understanding. Since 2007, weäó»ve raised over $1.8 million dollars for life-changing care, support, education, and research. Our goal is to expand our support programs, including our JIA School Performance, annual Family Day conference and Parent to Parent Support Program, to help kids and families in Alberta. We will reimburse all child registrations and provide C+F shirts for every runner.

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

One child is born in Canada every 4 hours with cerebral palsy.  It is not a disease - it is the most common disability among children, and there is NO CURE.  We encourage you to join the CPAA fundraising team and make a difference to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society, from the web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community.  Funds raised will support our vital programs & services.  By registering before April 15th you'll receive a Team CPAA Tshirt.

Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families-Calgary Local

We help kids with disabilities know the simple joy of riding a bike and we introduce them to other physical activities.  We introduce kids to camp, and babies to our new ride and play program.  We have been supporting children with cerebral palsy since 1951.  Please come out to the marathon, and walk, roll, or wheel to support our agency.  With your help, you can support our adapted bike and family support programs, and ensure that Calgary’s children living with cerebral palsy and similar neurormotor disabilities will live a full and rich life.

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the leading national foundation dedicated to funding research, and programs & services for children with cancer and their families. Be a HERO. Do something big for someone small. Sign up to run on behalf of CCC, to support families, inspire cancer fighters and help find gentler treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Kids can’t fight cancer alone!

Children's Cottage Society

Run or walk your way to helping families in crisis by registering for the Calgary Marathon in support of the Children's Cottage Society. By raising valuable funds you will ensure that Calgary’s children and their families find support through the programs of the Children’s Cottage Society.  Gather your sister, brother, best friend, coworker... (whomever!) and join us at Alberta's BEST road race to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families. 

Closer to Home Community Services

Run or walk for local kids and families in need! Closer to Home Community Services is a leader in providing specialized services for families at risk of being separated or experiencing a crisis, supporting over 1,500 children and parents annually in Calgary and area. Empowering families to stay together is the focus of everything we do. Envisioning a future where every child belongs to a family and feels valued and secure, we work tirelessly to ensure every child has a safe place to call home. Learn more at www.closertohome.com.

CUPS

Through integrated healthcare, education and housing, CUPS and its partners will assist adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.

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Delta West Academy Foundation

Fund the Future for Delta West Academy Dragons in their inspired journeys!  Here is how you can help: 1.  Register for a distance, link to the DWAF charity page and start emailing out to friends and family to sponsor you. 2. Don't feel like walking or running?  Sponsor a student helping them to reach their personal fundraising goals and win school prizes. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is one of only 3 fundraising events this year in a conscious effort to limit the amount of time spent on fundraising.  And this is an excellent whole family event since everyone can participate!   

Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society

Join Team "Opening Doors" and help us raise money and awareness for Discovery House. Go online and sign up on our team TODAY!   We empower women and children to help them live a life free from domestic violence. We do this by providing wrap around services which include safe, affordable and sustainable housing, education, resources and early childhood prevention and intervention. 

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Engineering Ministries International Canada

In a world of physical and spiritual poverty, EMI designs a world of hope.  Join us as we work to transform lives by providing hope to the poorest of the poor. Make your run/walk more meaningful by helping EMI reach our goals while you are achieving yours! Together, we can help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope.  Simply register for your run/walk, select 'Engineering Ministries International' as your chosen charity and create your fundraising page. Team EMI members who fundraise at least $100 will receive a runner-friendly EMI t-shirt!

Epilepsy Association Calgary

At the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, we're passionate about supporting people whose lives have been touched by epilepsy, and we're on a mission to eliminate the fear and misunderstanding so commonly associated with epilepsy, by giving the public the skills and tools needed to recognize and assist with a seizure.  We hope you'll join us in reaching our $15,000 goal so we can make a difference for our friends, neighbors, and colleagues who are living with epilepsy.  Please select the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, and register to join us on TEAM EPILEPSY.  EPILEPSY - LET'S CRUSH THE STIGMA!

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Families of Alberta for Conductive Education

Our organization supports families who live with children who have cerebral palsy or similar motor delays. These children can be denied the opportunity to move their bodies, therefore FACE provides structured movement based programming in fun and engaging environments to help motivate and stimulate the children to learn life long skills. FACE staff support not only the person with cerebral palsy but the family to learn how to assist the child in everyday life. FACE has created a community of friendships for life, and we encourage fundraisers to come meet our beautiful children to understand why FACE is so important.

Foothills Academy

Join us as we conquer Mountains & Marathons to ensure that every child or family affected by Learning Disabilities has the opportunity to participate in specialized, quality programs in a supportive environment with staff who are trained to address their needs. All funds raised will be directed toward our bursary fund to support this goal. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join our team or donate to make a significant difference in the lives of many of the 1 in 10 Calgarians affected by Learning Disabilities.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre

This is a call to action for all walkers & runners – join us and be part of reaching our team goal of 100 participants.  Come for a fun filled day with family & friends and get the heart pumping. This is YOUR day to challenge yourself and accomplish your goal by running, walking, dance walking, pushing a stroller or wheelchair to make a difference in the lives of others.   YOUR support will help us get there!  Please register as a recovery runner and join us as we change the face of addiction.

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HomeSpace Society

At HomeSpace, our vision is a home for everyone in our community. 

HomeSpace exists to increase access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. HomeSpace is a charitable real estate developer, rental housing owner and property manager. We own a portfolio of 493 units of housing in 26 properties throughout Calgary - housing close to 650 vulnerable Calgarians. We work with agencies who provide supports to those in need of housing. We build affordable, specialized, permanent housing in order to continually add to the housing stock in our city.

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Inn from the Cold

Family homelessness is on the rise in Calgary; this is a crisis of epidemic proportions. We are Alberta’s only street level non-barrier family emergency shelter, therefore we are consistently at or over capacity. This demand is attributed to lack of affordable and appropriate housing and lack of supports for families. It is our mission to create a community where no child or family is homeless and we can only achieve this goal with your help. We are 70% funded through the generosity of Calgarians, and your support means vulnerable families get the shelter, sanctuary and healing they need.

International Justice Mission Canada

Throughout the developing world, the threat of violence is part of everyday life for the poor. It’s as much a part of poverty as hunger, disease or homelessness.  International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.   At IJM, justice is not a dream to us - it's a reality we work toward every day. Run, walk or roll with us to bring an end to violence!

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Kerby Centre

Kerby Centre provides innovative health, wellness and social service solutions to some 25,000 older adults each year. Our mission is to assist older people to live as well as possible for as long as possible as residents in the community. Our primary focus is providing access to a variety of resources, and social, educational and recreational programs. 

 

Your support in meeting our $10,000 goal will help us continue the legacy of supporting older adults to be socially engaged, physically active and to live safe, healthier lives. 

 

Please select Kerby Centre and register to Walk, Run or Roll with Team Kerby!

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Cancer. Is there any word that strikes as much fear? Now imagine hearing that word as the diagnosis for your child. This year alone, 190 families right here in Alberta will face this reality. Our mission is to help kids with cancer on their journey by offering them comfort and support, help and hope, when they need it most. Your support will help us fight childhood cancer on five fronts; with laughter at camp, the best care at the hospital, year-round family programs, innovative science in the lab and by making brighter futures possible with post-secondary education scholarships.

KidSport Calgary

KidSport Calgary and Area believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to participate in organized sport, we do this through assisting qualified kids with their sport registration fees. Funds raised by the community, stay in the community; going to local sport clubs that qualified kids wish to be a part of. Helps us, help the kids in our backyard by raising funds to assist with their sport registration fees! "So ALL Kids Can Play!"

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Since 1955, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.  Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday there will be a cure. But when is someday? With LLSC’s research partnerships, patients support services and your fundraising, you can help us make someday today. 

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Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We believe that wishes change the odds for wish kids fighting critical illnesses, and research proves it.* It’s why we do what we do. Sure, wishes are amazing and fun. More than that, they inspire and have the power to change lives. Wishes help kids look past their limitations, families overcome anxiety and entire communities experience joy. Most importantly, wishes can improve a child’s quality of life, giving them a better chance of recovering. For more information on how to become involved with Make-A-Wish please contact April at april.cote@makeawish.ca

Making Changes Association

Women making the transition from unemployment to employment face a myriad of challenges from understanding corporate culture to building an appropriate wardrobe, often without any support systems in place to help them navigate this daunting change.  Our organization has been successful in empowering women and adolescent girls who are living in poverty, perhaps in vulnerable situations, or may be new to Canada and trying to fit into school or the Canadian workforce, build self confidence and motivation to attend school, volunteer within the community, obtain employment.  Your support participating in the marathon will help our clients step forward.

McMan Calgary & Area

With your support, McMan Calgary and Area can continue to provide children, youth, and families with the necessary skills to achieve their full potential as members of our community. Participants may sign up as individuals, as a family, or as a team- the Scotiabank Charity Challenge is for all skill levels and ages! All McMan participants will receive a tshirt for race day. We hope you consider joining the McMan team to help us raise awareness and funds.​

Meow Foundation

Founded in 2000, MEOW Foundation (Make Each One Wanted) is a specialized cat-focused registered charity and humane society with a no-kill mandate. We rely on donations to enable us to rescue and facilitate the adoption of stray and abandoned cats into new, loving permanent homes. Contributions also help us provide Spay/Neuter Assistance to cat owners in-need as well as Trap Neuter Return services to feral cats living in neighbourhoods across the city.

MitoCanada Foundation

RUNNING FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T is TeamMITO's mantra.  TEAMmito is the grassroots awareness and fundraising program of MitoCanada. Our team members turn their sports passions into athletic feats to benefit those living with mitochondrial disease. This year our goal is to cover 7200kms as a team to RUN ACROSS CANADA!  We'd LOVE for you to join our team!  Every age, pace and ability is welcome.  Running as part of teamMITO comes with many perks.  You get to race for a cause bigger than your personal goals, you get a sweet tech MITO t-shirt and get to join our after party!

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and grandchildren. Plain and simple, we love nature and we want to make sure that future generations love it too!  At NCC, we aim to CONNECT people to nature, CONSERVE the important natural areas and biological diversity of our country and INSPIRE Canadians to join us in creating a living legacy that our families can enjoy for years to come.  Our staff is ready to Run for Nature and we hope that you are too!

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Osteoporosis Canada

Imagine a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed even when it breaks them. Imagine it sneaking in during the prime of life, without a single symptom. Then imagine something as simple as a sneeze that shatters your bones – and life as you know it. That’s osteoporosis. 


Run/walk on May 27th in support of the 2 million Canadians affected by osteoporosis in communities like yours across the country.


Register for Team OC, receive a team t-shirt and when you fundraise a minimum of $300 your registration fee will be reimbursed! 


Together, we will help make Canadians unbreakable

Ovarian Cancer Canada

By fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Canada, you will have a direct impact on providing awareness and support for women in our community and helping to overcome the most fatal women's cancer. Join the Ovarian Cancer Canada team today! As one of the first 10 participants to join our team, you can receive a free entry into the race. Contact Ashley Law at alaw@ovariancanada.org to receive your free registration code. 

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Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

Pawsitive Match is a 100% volunteer run dog and cat rescue, and as such we rely entirely on donations of money, supplies, and time of our volunteers. We are very excited to participate in the Calgary Marathon again this year, and hope you will consider running or walking to help us save more lives!

Prostate Cancer Canada

Please join us in and walk/run to support the 1 in 7 men and their families affected by prostate cancer.  Together we can make a difference!  Prostate Cancer Canada offers all fundraisers who raise a minimum of $250 a t-shirt, water bottle, and socks. In addition Prostate Cancer Canada will cover the registration fee for the first 10 people to raise $250.  Also stay tuned for exciting bi-weekly fundraising incentive prizes!  

Providence

Providence is turning 75 this year! To celebrate we would love to have AT LEAST 75 people to join our team, and we hope to raise $7500+ to help support more young children and their families!

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Queen Esther Education Foundation

What We Do: 1. Giving bursaries for post secondary schooling to those who do not qualify for traditional forms of government assistance. 2. Providing ESL training and assistance within certain post secondary programs. 3. Assisting in having foreign documents translated into English for post secondary enrollment purposes. 4. Providing free career counseling, help with goal setting and as well life coaching. Job skills training and assistance. To learn more visit www.queenesther.ca or call  (587) 525-8459

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Sage Theatre Society
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

The Centre helps children, youth and their families navigate through a very difficult time—from forensic interview and medical examinations to mental health services, victim advocacy, and support through the courts. More than 115 professionals work together in multi-disciplinary teams to create a safe environment for children, youth, and families to disclose their stories and receive support.  Sign up to support SKCAC and make your every step count! Your support helps us in our efforts to investigate, intervene, and provide therapy and support for child victims of sexual abuse and the most severe and complex cases of physical abuse and neglect.

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (Formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta)

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta is proud to race in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in conjunction with the Calgary Marathon 2018. It is truly a one of a kind opportunity for SCI AB to fundraise in support of individuals with a spinal cord injury across the greater Calgary area.  Each person will be raising funds for the vital programs and services provided by SCI AB Calgary office which include:  Rehabilitation Support & Services, Community Development & Systemic Change, Peer Program, Information Services and Fitness Centre.

Start2Finish Canada

Join our team and change a child’s life!  Start2Finish is a national charity that helps children experiencing poverty succeed through fitness, literacy and mentorship. Through our 45 weekly Running & Reading Club after-school programs across Canada, including 3 in Calgary, we empower children to improve their literacy skills, physical fitness (through running) and social and behavioural skills.   If you are passionate about running and reading and/or would like to support children in your community, join our team!  We offer great incentive prizes, and a complimentary Start2Finish team shirt!  For more information contact us at info@start2finishonline.org.

Strongest Oak Foundation

Bring light and education opportunities to remote African villages!  Join The Strongest Oak Foundation as we deliver renewable solar energy to African schools and communities.  Local youth receive new career opportunities in local clean energy while simultaneously contributing to programs designed to light up schools, clinics, and homes.  Support local training programs to become solar technicians and enhance infrastructure strength.   Light up a school in Africa.  Participate and Donate today! 

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The Alex

We know that good health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being. We cannot enjoy whole health when we are hungry, when we are in chronic pain, when we don’t have a roof over our head, when we feel disconnected from our community, when we are living in poverty. And fixing one of these issues while ignoring the rest is just a band-aid solution.

Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on, and our preventative, cost-effective programs save millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness. Help make a significant difference to the direct needs of those who need it most in our city.

The Mustard Seed

At The Mustard Seed, we care about the whole person – physical, mental and spiritual. We recognize that the root causes of poverty and homelessness are complex and diverse, and so we continue to grow and evolve with the needs of those we serve.  Funds raise will meet the immediate needs of those living in poverty as well as supporting our clients in finding sustainable housing and employment.

The SHARP Foundation

Join us to once again be one of the top fund raising teams at this year's Charity Challenge!  Run, walk, roll, cheer us on and/or support us with a donation!  This is a fun event for all the family and raises important funds that all go directly to making the lives of our residents better!  This year we are hoping to raise over $30,000 to put towards a SHARP-mobile - a van that will allow us to transport residents to appointments or community activities, as well as, to pick up goods and supplies from the Food Bank, etc. 

The Terry Fox Foundation

Nothing mattered more to Terry than the support of Canadians who stood by him, supporting his every step during those 4 months in 1980. By supporting The Terry Fox Foundation through your event at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, you will be making an important contribution to a charitable organization that still embodies the values of its founder; that funds cancer research projects that are innovative and daring; that has become an important part of community-building and fellowship.  Be inspired by one of the must special marathoners in Canadian history. "Anything is possible if you try." - Terry Fox

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VHL Canada

Join our team to walk (run or roll) to raise funds, awareness, and support for the VHL cause! VHL or von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome is a rare genetic cancer syndrome. Imagine living your life, born with this rare condition, knowing that tumours, benign or malignant, are inevitable and may cause dangerous problems, but not knowing when or where.   Make a difference by helping us fundraise for: Emotional, Informational, and Practical Peer Support Programs for patients (and their family members) all across Canada.  As part of an official charity, you’ll get discounted registration fees and more. For information go to www.vhlcan.ca 

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Women's Centre of Calgary

Join the Women's Centre's team this year to raise funds in support of women in our community! You will be running or walking to continue to provide women with a space where they can meet their basic needs. Our Direct Assistance program was accessed over 16,000 times by women last year to receive food and personal care items like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tampons, and body wash.  Join our team before Feb 28 and you will be entered into a contest for a FREE registration. There will also be incentive prizes for our top fundraisers from community partners!

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YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women's organization in Calgary. We help women who experience domestic abuse, homelessness and poverty. She might be your mother, sister, neighbor, or colleague.  Healthy women lead to healthy families and a thriving community.  YW Calgary is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the participants who support us by entering the Scotiabank Charity Marathon.  As a 'thank you', we will pay registrations for the first 10 people who register. Join YW Calgary's team to support our community.