Photo courtesy Jessica Jefferson
Photo courtesy Jessica Jefferson

The 37th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is now accepting applications for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program (CPP). Entering its 12th year, the charities raise awareness and funds by encouraging individuals to run or walk for their individual causes, and by collecting pledges.

“The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon provides a fundraising platform for large charities and small ones, without having to worry about organizing the actual event,” says Cathy Noel, General Manager. The 18 charities last year raised $122,591 from the event, while over $1.5 million has been raised since CPP’s inception. Charities that have participated in the past have raised between $2,500 and $80,000 in one year, through corporate sponsorship and pledges or donations.

“The Victoria Marathon Society encourages participation of runners and walkers of all levels and at the same time supports the greater community through the charity program,” adds Noel. “Thanks to the charities that do get involved, they recruit new participants to the events and give current participants another reason to get out and train and give back. We all run for different reasons and we want to share the inspirational stories of our participants through the CHEK Charity Pledge Program this year.”

Applications for the 2016 CHEK Charity Pledge Program will be accepted until January 29, 2016. For more information and to apply go to: http://www.runvictoriamarathon.com/sponsors-charities/chek-charity-pledge-program/

 

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