Join Team WISH in the 2021 Virtual Scotiabank Charity Challenge!
Whether you’re a runner or a walker, there are several ways you can support WISH.
You can walk or run your virtual race anytime between June 2nd and July 5th.
Every year, a group of like-minded and passionate folks come together to raise funds for the women who rely on WISH every single day. Over the past five years, dedicated runners, walkers and fundraisers have raised over $100,000 for participants. While we are still unable to gather in person this year, you can still show your support by fundraising and running an individual race. We invite you to join Team WISH and help us reach our goal of $35,000. Will you please join team WISH?
More than ever, you can help raise much-needed funds to match the increased demand for our services due to COVID-19. We are witnessing increased need every day— for food, medicine, information and essential services —and we need your support to help more women at a time when they need it most.
Here’s how you get started:
1) REGISTER FOR THE RACE USING THE UNIQUE WISH LINK HERE.
Make sure you select the appropriate distance (5k, 10k or half-marathon).
Under “Scotiabank Charity Challenge Team”, click I’d like to join an official Scotiabank Charity Challenge team. Select WISH Drop-In Centre Society from the drop-down list.
Under “Teams and Fundraising” choose I’d like to create a new fundraising team. Pick a team name and then find WISH Drop-In Centre within the drop-down list.
2) PERSONALIZE YOUR PAGE
Once you’ve registered, add a photo of yourself, choose a fundraising goal and add a short description letting your friends and family know why you’re running for the WISH Drop-In Centre. You can continue to edit this page once you’ve saved it by clicking ‘Edit Page’ on your Race Roster Dashboard.
3) START FUNDRAISING AND SPREAD THE WORD!
Now’s the time to start sharing your fundraising page with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues —anyone you can think of! COVID-19 has highlighted the value of community so this is the time to spread awareness.
Share your progress on social media, send emails to friends and family members or plan a virtual event to meet your fundraising goals!
4) IT’S TIME TO RUN OR WALK!
You have between June 2nd and July 5th to run or walk your distance of choice. Make sure you record your run on your platform of choice (Garmin, Fitbit, Strava, Runkeeper etc) and share it on social media with #RunforWISH2021!