Date: June 4th, 2023
Location: Carburn Park
(67 Riverview Drive SE)
What You Get
a professionally organized event by RnR Premier Events
a race bib with your name on it
a beautiful finisher's medal
chip timing official results
delicious post-race food
a cold glass of Kombucha provided by Happy Belly Kombucha when you cross the finish line
an incredible swag bag with product samples from local businesses
Why the YWCA?
The YWCA has been there to support for women and children for over a century. Their programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives. These include a 24 hour crisis line, domestic violence support and shelter, community housing and support, employment resource centre, family counselling and so much more. YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women's organization in Calgary. During their 108 years, they have touched tens of thousands of lives and are continually working and evolving to meet the needs of women in the community.
Family violence is the single largest woman’s health issue in Canada, with more reported cases than heart attack and stroke. It affects women of all races, ages, socio-economic classes and educational backgrounds -and in many cases, it involves children.
“I remember the first night we were there, I knew we were where we should be. It was the feeling of being safe for the first time in a long time.”
-Amber, Sheriff King Home client
What does a $25 donation buy?
$25 provides each new client who arrives at YWCA Mary Dover House with clean linens for her bed.
What does $120 donation buy?
$120 enables the YWCA Sheriff King Home emergency shelter to purchase medical and first aid supplies to ensure that clients are safe and cared for each month, and also ensures that YWCA Mary Dover House clients are safe and secure through the provision of security personnel and surveillance equipment each day of the year.
What does a $250 donation buy?
$250 provides a woman and her child fleeing family violence with a safe place to stay, basic needs, counselling and referrals for a day. It also enables the YWCA to complete police checks on employees in YWCA Mary Dover House to ensure the utmost safety of all clients.