GEM is participating for the first time in the Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run, a 5K race that unites local runners and businesses to raise funds for local charities. This year, it will take place on September 10, 2017.
We’re not runners ourselves, but we’re more than ready to hit the road to keep connecting, empowering and inspiring more girls facing multiple barriers in Toronto.
We know you believe in the life-changing power of mentorship, and we wanted to ask your help to succeed in this challenging crusade.
There are three ways you can actively help us:
1. REGISTER in the B&O Yorkville Run 2017 in support of GEM. When filling out the online registration form choose Girls E-Mentorship. Once you are registered as a GEM runner, you can start fundraising for GEM by asking people to sponsor you! All the sponsorship funds will go to GEM. Hurry up! There are only 500 spots left! Click here to register.
2. SPONSOR one of our runners! If you’re not much of a runner, you can donate to GEM by sponsoring one of the GEM runners. Check out our running team by clicking here.
3. SPREAD THE WORD! Share this email with your family, friends, and peers and encourage them to run in support of GEM or to sponsor GEM runners. Every single $ makes a huge difference!
About the B&O Yorkville Run
Since its inception in 2010, participants in the B&O Yorkville Run have raised more than $800,000 in support of local charities. The 8th Annual B&O Yorkville Run will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 9:45 AM.
The registration fee for the race is $100. During registration, you also have the chance to make a personal donation to GEM.
The race kit includes a New Balance Men’s T-shirt or Women’s Tank, a $100 Gift Card for New Balance apparel, download for professional race photos, personalized bib, timing chip, along with some surprises.
Runners registered to raise money for GEM will have a personal fundraising page. Make sure to share it with your family, friends, and peers to start getting donations for GEM! Once you get your first donation, your name will show up on GEM’s page.
Fundraisers who raise over $500 will receive their choice of luxurious fundraising prizes from Bang & Olufsen, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and other Yorkville boutiques.
For more information check out the B&O Yorkville Run website.
The GEM Team