Toronto Women's Run Series

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POGO has been the designated charity partner and beneficiary of the Toronto Women’s Run Series since 2009. Over $375,000 has been raised by the races so far! Help us raise over $40,000 for kids’ cancer care in 2018!

Did you know that cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death among kids in Ontario? By fundraising or donating to a participant your support will help children with cancer and their families through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) champions childhood cancer care. When a child is battling cancer, we ensure that the child has lifelong access to the best care for the best possible outcomes. POGO leads a unique and impactful pediatric cancer network that is a model for Canada and the world.

YOU can make a meaningful difference for kids with cancer.

Register for the event of your choice and start your fundraising with these steps:

  • Let everyone know you are running the race and raising vital funds for POGO.
    • If you registered using Race Roster, your fundraising page is set up and waiting for you to get started.
    • If you entered using Running Room, edit your fundraising page by clicking the “DONATE” tab on the registration page.
  • Personalize your fundraising page and tell your supporters why YOU are helping POGO. Share your own story, photos and videos. People give to people!
  • Share the link to your fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues through social media and email.
  • Look into whether your employer has a corporate matching program and watch your fundraising double!

OR think about joining Team POGO at the Toronto Women’s Run Series, you are making a difference in the lives of kids living with cancer.

 TEAM POGO EXPERIENCE

To be part of Team POGO, the first step is to commit to raising either $500 or $1,000 or more in support of kids’ cancer care.

Team POGO benefits include:

Raise $500 or more for POGO and get these great perks:

  • Your race registration reimbursed*
  • Cool and exclusive POGO swag
  • Access to the expertise and support of the staff at POGO to act as your “personal fundraising coach”

Raise $1,000 or more for POGO and get these great perks:

  • Your race registration reimbursed*
  • Cool and exclusive POGO swag
  • Access to the expertise and support of the staff at POGO to act as your “personal fundraising coach”
  • Skip the line service! Your race kit and bib will be waiting for you at the Rosedale Running Room (during kit pickup hours) or at the POGO tent on race morning
  • Access to the reserved parking spots for Team POGO members at the parking lot closest to the start line/party site at Sunnybrook Park on race morning

*[Entry fee will be reimbursed 4-6 weeks after the race]

Contact Alexa at POGO for more information to learn more about joining Team POGO and how to get started!

Alexa Hatzitolios, Development Assistant and Event Coordinator

Phone: 416-592-1232 Ext. 250 or 1-888-FOR-POGO (367-7646)

Click here for some tips and ideas to help you achieve your fundraising goals – Fundraising Toolkit

Watch this video to see how POGO is turning your support into action:

 

 

 

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