MEDIA RELEASE – VANCOUVER, JULY 26, 2014

Media Release Contact: Sarah Jamieson

RUN4ACAUSE

Wonder Women RUN4MOM 2Tel: 604 789 0203 / Email: sarahjams604@gmail.com.

VANCOUVER – July 21, 2014

 

 

WONDER WOMEN RUN4MOM VIRTUAL EVENT

Vancouver’s Sarah Jamieson, founder of RUN4ACAUSE joins forces once again with North Shore CMHA & Battered Women’s Support Services for the annual RUN4MOM campaign. An annual run event, that aims to break the silence and stigma associated with domestic violence, mental illness and addiction.

 

What is RUN4MOM?

Wonder Women RUN4MOM is a memorial run in memory of Nora Lynn Donnelly, a real life SuperMom, to honor the life and struggles of Sarah’s mom. It is also a movement to honor all the exceptional women in our lives who struggle with significant life challenges; like mental illness, addiction and domestic violence.

We aim to build an inclusive society where people can learn, live, work, share, and be active to help them realize the power of their resiliency without their experience of mental illness or history of domestic violence being a barrier to pursuing their lives.

What is a Virtual Event?

RUN4ACAUSE & RUN4MOM have partnered with FitCause to act as a conduit between these great charities and participants. Using fitness applications and activity trackers, like Nike Plus, Moves app or FitBits participants contribute their activity (miles, steps, exercises, etc.) to campaigns to raise awareness for non-profit organizations, as well as raise donations as they achieve milestones. All you need is wearable technology and a fitness activity tracker and your will to act. Choose to #move4good at any time on July 26th and then sync your activity to add to our community mileage.

When is this event?

Join us on Saturday July 26th and help us break the silence. This charity challenge coincides with the #RUN4MOM Vancouver event 15.7km, supporting Battered Women’s Services and Canadian Mental Health Association.

Who are we raising funds for?

North Shore CMHA – STEPS Youth Program: The goal of STEPS Program is for youth experiencing anxiety and depression to improve their mental health through physical fitness activities as well as through connecting and relating to others with similar struggles.

Battered Women’s Support Services: We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs.

How Can You Get Involved?

  1. Join our virtual event here: http://www.fitcause.com/missions/wonder-women-run4mom
  2. Consider donating here: https://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=37980
  3. Come out to our PEP RALLY on Thursday July 24, held at My Sister’s Closet, the social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) at 1092 Seymour street from 6pm – 8pm. Enjoy nibbles, meet the people behind the scenes and SHOP mens and women’s fashion. All proceeds to BWSS.

 

For more information please contact Sarah Jamieson directly.

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About RUN4ACAUSE

I am what you would call a freelance do’gooder of all things bucketlist and philanthropically inclined. (a) Movement & Performance Coach (a) Social Crusader (a) Wannabe Superhero (a) Athlete (a) Advocate for Play (a) Compassion Junkie (a) Womens and Youth Activist (a) runner'of a' muck (a) Chief Fascia Facilitator (Yoga Teacher and MyoFascia Enthusiast) So, here it is, my BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) TO RAISE $1 MILLION DOLLARS before the age of 35! This is no small 'feet' to take on... A 10 year passion project; by which I harness the power behind the sports philanthropy movement by using my own middle of the pack talent - RUNNING! I am the founder of RUN4ACAUSE, and my goal is simple ~ to combine advocacy with sport and the foundation is to bring awareness to the power behind education, the power of our youth and women's economic empowerment worldwide! This blog is an ongoing Story Telling Series of my RUN4ACAUSE, where I aim to showcase the direct impact WE can make by empowering our youth to transform their world; by mobilizing them to engage in cultural exchange, gain a global perspective, and create and lead social change through the art of sport, and by the power of one voice. Imagine the possibilities! I hope this blog leaves you empowered, inspired and MOVED - so why don't you join me and RUN4ACAUSE!
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