Thou­sand to run for BC Chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal and Child­hood Can­cer Re­search

Asian Journal - - British Columbia -

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

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