The First Annual Driedger Half-Marathon

My brother Alex and I began running this past February as a simple way to get outside and stay active. We soon found ourselves running lengthier distances and decided that we might as well train for a half-marathon (21.1K). This will take place on JUNE 28th, 2020 in downtown Toronto. We'll be running from Scarborough Bluffs Park to Coronation Park.

We also thought this would make for a fantastic fundraising opportunity.

We're raising money for A Child's Voice Foundation, and more specifically, their Angel Hair For Kids program.

Every year thousands of Canadian children lose their hair to cancer treatments, alopecia and other medical causes. At Angel Hair For Kids, the act of providing a wig or hair loss solution will increase a child’s self-esteem and confidence during a difficult time in their young lives. Each Angel Hair For Kids recipient is given a personal appointment at a salon that specializes in wigs and hair loss. Using hair and financial donations generously donated to the program, Angel Hair For Kids provides wigs and hair systems to recipients at no cost to the child’s family.

It typically takes between 10 and 12 donated ponytails and $2,000 to sponsor one Angel Hair For Kids child. 

Not only will we be financially supporting, but I (Lucas) will also be donating my hair to the program.

You read that right. I'M GETTING A HAIRCUT! It's time.

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support. I've included more information about A Child's Voice Foundation below.

ACVF is a registered national non-profit organization dedicated to support and enhance the physical and emotional well being of less fortunate children in Canada. Founded in 1995 by Roslyn Yearwood and Amalia Ruggiero, this special program is unlike any other and is the only one of its kind in Canada. With care and compassion the experts walk the child and their family through the process of selecting a wig or hair loss solution that meets their needs. Once selected, the hair prosthesis is fitted and styled especially for that child, making it their very own.

Website: https://www.acvf.ca/

Donations

  • angie demedeiros 
    • $20 
    • 19 d
  • Dylan MacKenzie 
    • $20 
    • 19 d
  • Donna Lalas 
    • $40 
    • 19 d
  • Judy Driedger 
    • $150 
    • 19 d
  • Norbert Driedger 
    • $150 
    • 19 d
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Organizer

Lucas Driedger 
Organizer
Toronto, ON
A Child's Voice Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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