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Help Mary raise money

For participating in 2021 BMO Vancouver Marathon

My Story…

I will be running the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon in May with a goal to raise at least $2,100 for Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland. I am so fortunate to still be able to run, and so fortunate to support this incredible organization. 

Many of the youth the organization serves struggle with bullying isolation, poverty, social anxiety and low self-esteem.  What’s worse is that they often face these challenges alone.  In fact, 1 in 10 youth in the Lower Mainland don’t feel they have a single adult in their lives who cares about them.  The pandemic has exacerbated the problem.

For 60 years, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has played a huge role in helping vulnerable young girls become mature, capable, educated young women. The Little Sisters I have met have shown incredible maturity, intelligence, leadership, a sense of community, and support to their families. The positive female role models their “Bigs” provide, benefit not just the individual girls, but their families and communities, as well. Last year, Big Sisters was able to match over 800 youth in our community with a caring mentor through the help of generous volunteers and donors like you.

Help me reach my goal of raising $100 per kilometre and help these girls to become independent, successful adults.  As this will again be a virtual, solo run, I am counting on my fundraising supporters to get me across the finish line!  Thank you!


Big Sisters knows that every connection counts.  With one in ten kids in the Lower Mainland not feeling they have a single adult who cares about them, our programs are vital in creating meaningful relationships for kids who need just one adult to believe in them to ignite their potential.  Your donation directly supports our three mentoring programs which support over 850 youth each year.  Everyday in a child's life is crucial, they shouldn't have to wait for the help they need to reach their full potential.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Mar 07 Sharron L Undisclosed amount
Mar 06 Patricia & Darrell Way to go, Mary!! Keep up the good work! $100.00
Mar 05 Jodie Braaten Never stop running!! Thanks for keeping me inspired Mary. $54.31
Mar 05 Dave MacLachlan - MM's big brother Go for it Mary ! Undisclosed amount
Mar 02 Nicole MacDougall Thank you for raising money for a great organization Mary. See you in the pool on your non running days!!! $32.94
Mar 02 Sandy Moore $54.31
Mar 01 Maureen Garnett $107.72
Mar 01 Anonymous You GO girl! Undisclosed amount
Mar 01 Cynthia Have a great run Mary!! We’re rooting for you!! $50.00
Mar 01 Big Sisters Go Mary go! Cheering for you and our little sisters. Fran $50.00