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Help Mackenzie raise money

For participating in Royal Victoria Marathon and the Royal Flush Virtual Series

My Story…

September 13, 2021

WOW. We did it... We hit the goal of $3000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for following along and supporting this fundraiser. I hope you all feel pride in knowing you are helping better the mental health of those in our community by supporting this organization. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of you. 

26 day count down to the half marathon. I'll see you at the finish line! 

Again, from the bottom of my heart,




August 23, 2021

Well you guys... I did it! Yesterday I completed the marathon portion of the Royal Flush Series. I had a crowd of in-person support as well as an outpour of love and support virtually. I can't thank you all enough. During the run, a gentleman who was out for a birthday walk noticed the cheering and wanted to know what the event was for, then he donated $20 to the fundraiser! Thank you kind stranger!

My first marathon was a memorable one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My future race plans include October 3, 2021 - Run for the Cure - and then October 10, 2021 - Royal Victoria Half Marathon - to close out the Royal Flush Virtual Series. Until then, here are 4/5 of the results from this series!





August 9, 2021

Just 13 days (AH!) until I run my first ever full Marathon. This training has taught me the value of dedication, determination, and effort to achieve whatever you set your mind to. 

The donations pledged by my friends and family for Need2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support is above and beyond what I first set my goal to ($500). I am so grateful to be encouraged by such incredible individuals. 


July 12, 2021

I am now 6 weeks from my Marathon day (August 22). Since May 1, I have run just over 350kms and have raised $1550 for Need2 Suicide Prevention and Support. I'm truly grateful to all of you who have helped support me to this stage. You all are what keep me going <3 I intend on racing my 5k and 10k soon and will share the results as they are completed. I have signed up to complete my half marathon in October, at the in-person race downtown Victoria. 

June 8, 2021

The Marathon training has me out running 4 days a week, along with other fitness activities and walks on off days. I have been seeing new places and taking in a lot of beautiful scenery. Having a running schedule gives me a routine that helps me stay on track, as well as stay focused. I always end my Sunday long run feeling strong, accomplished, and ready to relax for the rest of the day (or grocery shop/sunday things). I'm proud to say I ran my furthest run to date this past Sunday. In 2019 I completed my first half marathon and have not ran past that distance (21.1km)  since. It felt reassuring to complete that run and not feel like collapsing, and I'm excited to keep building up the kms. 


May 11, 2021

I am blown away by the donations so far and have decided to take it to the next level. In 11 days, my initial goal of raising $1000 was surpassed! I plan on running my marathon August 22, 2021. With 103 days until then, and many many many kilometres of running, I feel ambitious yet confident on increasing my goal. I once again would like to thank all my donors so far, I love you all! Please feel free to share this fundraising page with whoever you'd like and please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the services offers. Someone you know may be needing something they can help with. 

Stay healthy and happy :)


May1, 2021

Hello friends and family! This year I have decided to take the plunge and check off another goal I never intended to set but somehow here I am willingly wanting to run a marathon. If you don't enjoy running, I know you won't get it. But for me running is a pastime I enjoy, and what better way to encourage my mental health with running than simultaneously raising funds for an important charity - NEED2 Suicide Prevention & Support. I appreciate your support, whether by supporting my fundraising cause or cheering me on from the sidelines.

This is a virtual event that runs from May - October 2021. The series includes a 1 mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon. Join me on my running journey for the next few months as I complete each race in locations close to home. 

Mental health issues are widespread and very common. If you or someone you know is suffering or need help please dial

9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.

310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. 

Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day.

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.

or access resources at

Thanks everyone and stay healthy!

Mackenzie Leslie 

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 13 Fraser Meyer CA$335.36
Aug 23 Cash Donations $50 Karin Gronow $20 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 22 Taylor Lynkowski CA$27.60
Aug 22 Ms. B Proud of you ! CA$43.62
Aug 22 Sarah So proud of you kenzie! You are unstoppable. CA$27.60
Aug 22 Beth and Scott Awesome! CA$54.31
Aug 22 Debbie & Kyle Stroshein Way to go! CA$27.60
Aug 21 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 11 Fraezor Branzsen All the best!! Undisclosed amount
Aug 10 Anonymous I’m sooo proud of you! Girl! Undisclosed amount