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Help Rick raise money

For participating in Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 2020

My Story…

On August 23rd 2008 Jess and I were married, becoming our own little family unit. Fast forward a few years and we became proud parents to 2 amazing daughters, Kaitlyn & Clara. In July of 2017, after several months of doctors appointments and then finally seeing a specialist, we had our diagnosis-Polyarticular Idiopathic Juvenile Arthritis. Collectively our hearts hit the floor. Google became our worst enemy and our heads ran away with us. It was such an odd, desperate, depressing feeling. Wondering how her disease will play out. She still has good and bad days, but we are always left wondering when and where a flare up will happen and if she will ever be able to have periods in her life not needing medication to control her disease. On August 23rd 2020, our 12th wedding anniversary, I will be running for not just our family, but all families affected by Juvenile Arthritis in support of Cassie & Friends


Cassie + Friends Society is an organization 100% focused on transforming the lives of kids and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. In 2019, our team broke a new record with over 350 runners raising an incredible $360,000 in support of a pain-free future for kids.

Join us on Team Cassie + Friends as we virtually run/walk to raise awareness and funds for JA research, education, equipment and support.

100% of the funds raised by Team Cassie + Friends go to our mission of transforming kids and families lives through research, awareness, connection and support. More specifically, your participation will go towards our annual Family Days, Teen Groups, school resources, equipment cupboards/family funds, advocacy and research.

In collaboration with our Charity Challenge Team in Vancouver and nationwide participants, our goal is to collectively raise $240,000.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 18 Anonymous $100.00
Aug 23 Alicia $50.00
Aug 23 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 23 Don $55.00
Aug 23 Campbell Family KL❤️ $25.00
Aug 23 Kaitlyn Luiting This is money raised by Kaitlyn when she did a baked goods/pop sale last fall $80.00
Aug 20 Anonymous $20.00
Aug 12 Westmount Gardens Long Term Care My co workers keep proving they are freaking awesome!!!! Here's some more!!! $35.00
Aug 12 Westmount Gardens Long Term Care We held a fundraiser event at Westmount Gardens LTC and my Awesome Co workers supported the cause big time! Thank you so much everyone!!! $1,515.00
Aug 06 Cathy Williams $50.00