Thousand to run for BC Children’s hospital and Childhood Cancer Research
Vancouver: Thousands of children will be joined by their parents, teachers and other supporters as they take to the streets around Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, May 31 at 9 am to raise money for childhood cancer research and treatment during BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 30th annual ChildRun. Twelve-year-old cancer survivor Carli Puskas, the 2015 ChildRun Champion, and her family are returning participants and will be among the first to cross the starting line at Columbia Street and West 37th Avenue in Vancouver. Carli, along with thousands of participants, will take either a five-kilometre scenic route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the one-kilometre Fun Run, which includes a traffic-free leg along a smoothly paved block of Cambie Street. Chip and Shannon Wilson are once again offering the Wilson Family Challenge. For every participant who raises $1,000 or more, the Wilson family will contribute $1,000 directly to ChildRun, up to a maximum of $100,000. Participants who raise $1,000 or more will also receive a blue commemorative “superhero” cape on run day. “We are delighted to be a part of ChildRun for the sixth year,” said Chip Wilson. “Through ChildRun we’re able to support families across BC while helping researchers at BC Children’s Hospital tackle cancer.” In 2014, more than 6,200 ChildRun participants raised over $1.1 million for BC Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.childrun.com.