Did you know that Sole Sisters has some very cool charity partners? Take a look below to find out more!
Girls Gone Gazelle
Girls Gone Gazelle is a non-profit, all-girls running club for girls 9 to 13. The club which was founded by Stacy Chesnutt (“Coach Stacy”) gives girls an opportunity to participate in a non-competitive running group that creates an enjoyment of physical activity. Girls Gone Gazelle provides a safe and respectful environment that builds the girls’ self-esteem and knowledge of exercise, while learning to run up to 5K. And did we mention it is entirely FREE to participants thanks to Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series?
Sole Sisters Kenya
Sole Sisters Kenya is a fundraising effort to assist a team of female runners in Kenya, Africa. These runHERs are training to make it as professional runners but they are in need of training gear (specifically running shoes and running watches). In addition to providing more of the basic gear that they require, our hope is to also cover the cost of race entries to the 2018 Rift Valley Marathon for these runHERs. The Rift Valley Marathon offers prizes and prize money which can greatly assist a runHER if she places well. Plus the race proceeds go towards providing wells for water in the communities it runs through. If you would like to donate directly to the Sole Sisters Kenya fundraiser you can do so at this link.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day, community-driven, fundraising event in support of breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada and plays a comprehensive role across the breast cancer spectrum – from education and prevention to research and peer support. Sole Sisters in the 5K, Quarter or Half Marathon are encouraged to do a VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. And if you missed out on Sole Sisters then we highly recommend Run For the Cure!
Team Diabetes is the national activity fundraising program for the Diabetes Canada. Participants sign up to walk, run or hike in exciting international and Canadian events and make a difference in the lives of more than 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Team Diabetes promotes a healthy and active lifestyle to all Canadians and raises funds for the provisions of education and services, while advocating for our cause and breaking ground toward a cure. You don’t have to be an athlete to sign up! Team Diabetes prepares you for the physical challenge and provides you with the support you need to achieve your fundraising goals. To learn more visit www.teamdiabetes.ca
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
The Sole Sisters Women’s Race will celebrate the strength of female runners and the lifelong friendships developed on and off the running roads. We know that moms have a special bond that should be celebrated. Mom’s In Training (MIT) is a new program that recruits moms who are passionate about fighting blood cancers and saving lives. MIT will get you ready to run or walk this 5K in eight weeks while you help raise funds to fight cancer. You’ll get in great shape and meet other Moms in your area!
Team In Training is the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports training program for charity, raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Throughout North America, Team In Training has successfully trained 570,000 participants to complete their endurance event, such as a marathon, half marathon, triathlon or cycle event, and have raised over $1.3 billion for blood cancer research and patient services.
The Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer.
Terry Fox Runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone in a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research. To learn more visit www.terryfox.org