In May and June 2023, I (Jessica Michalofsky) will be running across BC in memory of my only son Aubrey, who died in August 2022 from drug poisoning.
In the fall of 2022, I ran over 900km around the Ministry of Health in Victoria to protest the government’s inaction in stopping illicit drug deaths. I pleaded with government to provide resources to families and to regulate illicit drugs.
However, BC continues to lose 7 loved ones per day and there is no end in sight to this crisis.
Aubrey’s Run across BC will begin in Nelson BC and travel to Victoria BC, via the Okanagan. We will stop to hold rallies in small and large communities, connecting rural British Columbians to life-saving information and resources.
Our message is that toxic drug death is preventable. Our rallies will raise awareness about the danger of toxic drugs and unite voices in demanding a safe supply for those who struggle.
Our route includes the following communities: Nelson, Winlaw, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Keremeos, Princeton, Hope, Coquitlam, DTES, Nanaimo, Duncan and Victoria.
If you’re frustrated, heartbroken, or just want to know more about this issue facing so many people, we invite you to run, walk, volunteer, or attend a rally with us. If you can’t join physically, you can participate virtually by sharing, liking, and donating to the cause. Donated funds will go toward gas, camping fees, food, and print resources.
For more info and for a schedule of events, go to our FB page
Original Fundraising Goal: $5,000
*Funds raised will be donated to Moms Stop the Harm and assist with expenses related to the run.