This is all new to me!
Some of you know that I’ve recently begun running for the first time in my life – it’s not something I have a natural affinity for, but I’ve discovered some pleasure in jogging and so I’ve decided this is the summer to push the outdoor fitness – running and biking as the weather allows – rather than spending all my time in the gym.
Ironic then isn’t it, that I should choose to do a fundraiser for my gym’s youth programs? Oh yes – I’ve signed up for my very first 5 km run to support youth programs at the YWCA. For those of you unfamiliar with the YWCA in Vancouver, it is progressive voice for women’s equality in Vancouver in addition to a gorgeous fitness facility with great staff. Not only do I go there several times a week, I have promoted the YWCA in other fundraising venues in the past because I believe so much in the work they do. If you want to learn more about the YWCA and its mandate, I encourage you to check them out here: http://www.ywcavan.org/
In any case, I’ve decided that one way to bolster my commitment to keep running (and possibly improve on my very very slow speed) is to get involved in a fundraising run in support of the YWCA. To that end I’m participating in the 2010 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k.
You can help support me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below. You can also sponsor me in person – cash or cheque if you so prefer:
For more information on how YOU can participate in the 2010 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k, please visit us at http://www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/index.htm.
Thanks so much for supporting me and the YWCA!