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September 16, 2023

Run to End
Childhood Cancer

We are returning for a MASSIVE 10-year celebration!  We are looking for volunteers to join our committee and be day-of-event volunteers.  If you or someone you know would like to be part of our 10th anniversary YYC Run, please let us know.  

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YYC RUN ANNOUNCEMENT

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our 10th Anniversary Run for Childhood Cancer.  This special event aims to raise funds for children battling cancer, support their families, raise awareness, and fund research to find a cure.  Together we can make a difference in their lives!

 

September 14th, 2024

Calgary Peace Park - 2 Avenue and 8 Street SW. Calgary, AB T2P 5E2

Registration and race kit pick-upstarts at 9:00 am

9:00 - 1:pm  Entertainment, kids zone, games, and food throughout.  

Race Times

9:50 AM 10km Warm up

10:00 AM 10km Race Start

10:05 AM 5km Warm up

10:15 AM 5km Start

10:20 AM 2km Warm up

10:30 AM 2km Start

Advanced Race Kit pick-up is at Shawnessy Barn – 224 Shawmeadows Rd SW

  • Saturday, September 14, 2024, From 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 15, 2024, From 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Day of Pick up at Peace Park registration table 9:am - 11:00 am

What your day will include:

  • Opening Ceremony and warm-up:  Global News personalities, fitness experts.

  • Fun Run/Walk: Lace up your running shoes and participate in our non-competitive run walk.

  • Activities for All: Beyond the run, there will be various activities for participants to enjoy, including live music, face painting, magicians, crafts, favourite childhood characters, and beverages and snacks.

  • Fundraising Opportunities: Fundraise as an individual or as a team. Create your fundraising page and spread the word to friends and family, giving them an opportunity to support this noble cause.

  • Awards and Recognition: Prizes for the best gold costumes and the individual/team with the highest fundraising page!  Finishing medals handed out by our cheer team.

Whether you are a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or simply passionate about the cause, this event welcomes participants of all ages and fitness levels.  We have designed the rung to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, including families and individuals looking to make a positive impact.

 

It is a celebration of life and an opportunity for the community to get together and support each other.  Do you live outside Calgary and can’t make it into the city?  Sign up as a virtual participant to race where you are!

Registration includes a T-shirt and a finisher medal! Lace-up, Alberta – let’s Fight the Fight for Childhood Cancer!

We are looking for volunteers to join our committee and be day-of-event volunteers.  If you or someone you know would like to be part of our 10th anniversary YYC Run, please let us know.  

 We encourage you to DONATE to Believe in the Gold and continue to spread Childhood Cancer Awareness

Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Brie-Lynn
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Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Brie-Lynn

At just over a year old, Brie-Lynn was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a large tumour in her stomach. But that wasn’t where her story began. Months before, she had been coming down with inexplicable fevers, one after another. It was only after a cross-Canada road trip to visit family in Ontario that her family really saw that something was wrong. Brie couldn’t sit comfortably for long periods of time, which were typical for family trips. Her little baby belly was hard to the touch. The diagnosis came quickly after this. Once the family found out about the tumour, it seemed to kick start its growth. Brie- Lynn could no longer walk. The tumour was so large it was pushing on her major organs and vascular system. The tumour threatened kidney function (which could have put her into kidney failure), and the redirection of blood flow made her tummy very veiny. What came next for Brie’s cancer protocol was 43 weeks of aggressive chemo (4 different types of chemo drugs), surgery and 20 sessions of abdominal radiation (once the tumour shrunk to a peach size). When that was completed, there were an additional 6 months of maintenance chemo. Now the family deals with the aftermath of dental decay, future concerns of post-treatment conditions to major organs, and the possibility of a relapse. Brie has had to grow up so fast. She now loves putting make-up and perfume on. She loves playing with LOL dolls, dancing and singing to the Old Town Road song (this song makes her laugh). Being tickled makes her laugh uncontrollably. She loves her iTunes to watch videos. She loves camping and campfires. Brie-Lynn’s parent’s advice for other parents with Childhood Cancer, “Go with your gut feelings, Be their voice. Use Child Life and connect with whatever support is offered.”
Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Auralia
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Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Auralia

9-year-old Auralia was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November 2018, just weeks before her 8th birthday. Two days after admission, she had surgery to have a PICC line inserted in her arm/bone marrow biopsy because she was too sick with the flu to have an IVAD placed. The first month was a blur of induction, bone marrow biopsies, spinal taps, testing and a whole lot of chemo. She then had 6 months of consolidation therapy, which consisted of admissions every 3 weeks for 2-3 days as well as the list of other daily and weekly meds. She is now in maintenance chemotherapy, which is 2.5 years total, Auralia has 1.5 years left to go. Auralia is doing much of her education at home with her mom to limit her time out in public, and keep her healthy. The family does get out into the outdoors as much as possible, and they love the mountains, hiking and nature. The best feeling since diagnosis has been watching Auralia get stronger and being able to hike and climb further and further. So far, her longest hike/climb since diagnosis is 8.5 km into a cirque between two mountains in Kananaskis. Her parents also really enjoyed watching Auralia finally get the chance to ride a horse, thanks to a family friend. Jet is a musical ride horse who dances! It was amazing to watch her feed, groom and ride Jet, and she even managed to get him to walk backwards (with a little help). Auralia’s parent’s biggest advice to other parents – “Never doubt your gut instincts. Always be the biggest advocate for your child.”
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