Together We Give Hope

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

We are participating as a charity partner in the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge:

  • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Time: various start times

By choosing to register with our team and helping us fundraise, you receive a special discounted registration price not available to the public!

Instructions on how to register can be found here. We suggest you review these steps before starting the application process.

Inspiration to Run or Walk

The Crisis Centre recently sat down with Sharee Proudfoot to hear why she is running in support of our programs and services. Here is an excerpt from her story:

Matthew was a skilled athlete, a high level hockey player, and a focused runner. Ten years ago, at the age of 25, Matthew took his life.

Sharee Proudfoot is Matthew’s aunt. To honour her nephew’s memory and raise awareness that help is always a call away, Sharee Proudfoot is running to save lives in support of the Crisis Centre of BC.

“Running is how I honour Matthew”

Read the full story online and be inspired to run or walk/

Registration in a Nutshell

  1. Click here to join our team.
  2. Fill in the required fields.
  3. Enter the promo charity code which is the final field on the form (and found below for reference)
  4. If you like, you can add other participants or proceed to the checkout. The promo charity code must be entered for each person in order to receive 15% off each entry.

Our promo charity code is:

5K Entry code: 19CISPCBC5K
1/2 Marathon entry code: 19CISPCBC5K

To join our team, click here and follow the easy registration and donation steps.

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Race Roster support.

If you have any questions about the Crisis Centre of BC, please contact us directly.

Fundraising Tips

We know that fundraising might be new for you. We have four quick and easy steps you can use to raise $500.

Emailers raise more money!

Based on previous experience, sending multiple emails to folks in your network raises the most funds. Ensure you include a link to your fundraising page.

Facebook is Number One

Facebook is the second most used way to raise funds and reach your goals.

8 Weeks to your Best 5K

We want you to have the best time on June 23 so here’s how to train for your best 5K and hit your fundraising goal ahead of schedule.

Running (and walking) is all about having fun, getting in shape and feeling good. Please consult with your doctor or other qualified health care professional before using any training outline in this document.

Draft Content

Here is some draft content we hope will make your efforts to engage and raise funds easier. Make them your own. Add your own voice.

Email your friends

Hey Friend,

I’m doing it. I’m running (or walking)  in the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K (or half marathon) to raise money for the Crisis Centre of BC.

Since 1969, the Crisis Centre has been a non-profit dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. They provide immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgmental, confidential support and follow-upthrough our 24/7 phone lines and online services. And, they offer education and training programs that promote mental wellness and communities to assist people at risk of suicide.

Can I count on you to donate $25 today?

Here’s my secure fundraising page where you can make a donation online [link to your fundraising page]

Thanks… this means the world to me.

Engage on social media

I’m running (or walking) to raise awareness and money for the Crisis Centre of BC. I want to help ensure their 24/7 phone lines remain open to support folks who are in distress and needing to chat with someone. Can I could on a $25 donation from you? [link to your fundraising page]

I am raising money by running (or walking) in the Scotiabank 5K for the Crisis Centre of BC to ensure timely access to support, destigmatize suicide and mental health concerns, increase awareness and skills for mental wellness, and engage a community of passionate volunteers. Can I could on a $25 donation from you? [link to your fundraising page]

If running isn’t your thing, you can make a $25 donation (or more) to support my efforts to raise money and awareness for the Crisis Centre of BC in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge [link to your fundraising page]

The Crisis Centre seeks to foster compassionate, connected suicide-safer communities. That’s why I am raising money to support their work by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Please consider making a donation of $25 [link to your fundraising page]

The Crisis Centre provides immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgmental, confidential support and follow-up is provided to youth, adults and seniors through our 24/7 phone lines and online services. That’s why I am raising money to support their work by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Please consider making a donation of $25 [link to your fundraising page]

Ask in person

I’m running (or walking) to raise awareness and money for the Crisis Centre of BC. I want to help ensure their 24/7 phone lines remain open to support folks who are in distress and needing to chat with someone. Can I count on a $25 donation from you?

Host an event

Here are 10 fun ideas our runners have shared to raise money. We know you’ll think of more!