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Help Yvonne raise money

For participating in Constantine Yorkville Run

My Story…

This is my third year running in support of the Assaulted Women's Helpline. And yes, I work for the Helpline but I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to support , listen and empower women experiencing abuse AND this event is such fun! The Assaulted Women's Helpline has been providing 24/7 telephone crisis counselling to women experiencing abuse for THIRTY-FIVE years! It began serving only women in Toronto and now receives over 50,000 calls annually from women across Ontario and beyond. COVID-19 has impacted everyone single one of us but self-isolation has put many women at greater risk. In the first three weeks calls from women desperately seeking emergency shelter from abusive partners increased by a dramatic 400%! We know there is another wave ahead when the economic impact hits. Help support my run so that AWHL can be ready when we are needed most.


I am running in support of the Assaulted Women's Helpline, a 24/7 telephone crisis line for women who are experiencing abuse anywhere in Ontario to call and speak to a trained counsellor for support and information. 

It's been quite the year for Helpline.  The emergency measures designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 created dangerous conditions for many women forced to isolate with abusive partners.  Calls increased dramatically.  In one week over 40% of calls received a busy signal.  The Helpline responded by adding more staff.  But increasing staff, means increasing costs and with many other fundraising events being cancelled, the Assaulted Women's Helpline needs your support more than ever to ensure that women in need continue to access the supports they need, when they need them. 

On behalf of the nearly 50,000 women who access the Helpline annually, thank you for supporting my run!

For more information about the Assaulted Women's Helpline, visit

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 11 Chris, Sue, Stella Thanks so much for all your hard work with this organization. Hugs CA$106.22
Sep 11 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 11 Aldonna Stremecki Undisclosed amount
Sep 11 Lee and Luca Vernich Amazing work Yvonne! CA$106.22
Sep 11 Jennifer Baldachin I wish I could be out there running with you! I believe in the work you provide and am so glad AWHL is there for the community. Undisclosed amount
Sep 09 Robyn Sorry I can't run with you but wanted to supported this so very important cause. CA$106.22
Sep 09 Fitzpatrick Family CA$212.43
Sep 08 Jeffrey Kugler CA$106.22
Sep 05 Julie Good luck! Proud of you. Undisclosed amount
Sep 04 Andy Cleghorn I hope the run goes well! CA$265.54