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Mississauga Charity Race Weekend

Canadian Blood Services is excited to announce our participation as a charity partner for the Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, taking place from May 4-6. By signing up to participate and fundraise on our behalf, you’ll make a difference for patients like AbbyCharles and Nicholas.

Help us reach our fundraising goal and you'll fund programs in four areas: blood, stem cells, organs and tissues and research and innovation.

How to get involved

Sign up to participate in a variety of events ranging from a family 2K fun walk or run to a full marathon. Upon registering, select Canadian Blood Services as your charity of choice and you'll have access to your own fundraising page to help recruit the support of your family and friends. If you know of anyone else participating, start a fundraising team and work towards a group goal.

 

Do you have a friend, colleague or family member fundraising on behalf of Canadian Blood Services? Find their individual or team fundraising page and cheer them on with a financial donation that saves lives. 

 

You can still make a lifesaving difference, even if you're not running or supporting a specific individual or team. Make a one-time financial donation and support Canadian patients in need. 

Resources 

Sample social media posts
Social media is a powerful fundraising tool to share information about your participation and rally support from your friends, family and colleagues. Here are some sample social media posts you can use to share your fundraising event page link: 

I'm running in the @SaugaMarathon and fundraising for @itsinyoutogive! Make a donation and you'll be supporting patients like Abby, Charles and Nicholas: PAGE LINK #GiveLifeMississauga 

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My charity of choice for the @SaugaMarathon is @itsinyoutogive! Make a lifesaving difference for Canadian patients by donating to my fundraising page: PAGE LINK #GiveLifeMississauga 

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I'm supporting @itsinyoutogive at the @SaugaMarathon. Help me reach 100% of my fundraising goal and make a lifesaving difference for Canadian patients: PAGE LINK #GiveLifeMississauga 

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Schedule of events
Visit http://mississaugamarathon.com/ for the full list of race events, dates and times.

 

Race kit pickup and late registration
The Mississauga Marathon Health & Wellness Expo is a mandatory stop for all registered participants to pick up their race kits. Once participants pick up their race kits,  stop by our booth to meet our team and pick up your Canadian Blood Services swag bag (see below). 

Hours of Operation:
Friday, May 4th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Port Credit Memorial Arena
40 Stavebank Road North
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 2T8

 

Prizes and incentives
Participants in the charity challenge who are fundraising on behalf of Canadian Blood Services, will receive: 

-        Canadian Blood Services swag bags available at our booth at the Health and Wellness Expo (eligibility and prize details to be announced shortly) 

-        Free, personalized online fundraising through Artez

-        Marathon t-shirts provided to all registered participants

-        Unique finishers’ medal for ALL finishers in all seven events!