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Fundraising

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) has been the designated charity partner and beneficiary of the Toronto Women’s Run Series since 2009. An incredible $400,000 has been raised to date with the support and fundraising efforts of our dedicated runners.  

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. 

POGO champions childhood cancer care through collaborations in healthcare innovation, survivor care, family assistance, population data, policy development, research and education. To learn more visit www.pogo.ca  

The current pandemic is creating new challenges that none of us could have ever prepared for and compounds the financial burden for families with a child in treatment. Your support can help make a difference for these families. 

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 funds for POGO. 
  • If you registered using Race Roster, your fundraising page is set up and waiting for you to get started 
  • Personalize your fundraising page and tell your friends and family how they can help make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer. Share a message, photos and videos of why you are getting involved.  
  • Share the link to your fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues through social media asking for their support. 
  • Look into whether your employer has a corporate matching program, your fundraising could double! 

JOIN TEAM POGO!

Set your goal and commit to raising $250, $500, $1,000 or more in support of kids’ cancer care. Join other runners in making a meaningful difference together! 

Team POGO benefits include:

Raise $250 or more and get your race registration reimbursed*

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

  • Your race registration reimbursed* 
  • $25.00 Virtual Amazon Gift Card  
  • Support of the staff at POGO to help you reach your goal! 

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

  • Your race registration reimbursed* 
  • $50.00 Virtual Amazon Gift Card  
  • Support of the staff at POGO to help you reach your goal! 

Applies to August and October Races

  • 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 Cheryl Jorritsma – Program Coach at POGO for more details on how you can get started! 

 Phone: 289-983-8141 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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