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For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Our story…

This October Kiera and I will be running/biking 5KM!

I'm running for kids with Arthritis... for kids who get daily pain, weekly needles, and lots of trips to the hospital. Cassie + Friends has been a valuable resource for our family, please support if you can!

Kate McLean 


Cassie + Friends is the only charity in Canada 100% dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Since 2007, we've raised over $2.5 million for JA research, equipment, education and support. By 2023, our goal is to touch the lives of 10,000 or more children and their families per year to help them not just survive but thrive with chronic disease.

Juvenile Arthritis is a painful, chronic disease impacting every 3 in 1,000 or 24,000 children in Canada. That’s just as common as Juvenile Diabetes and twice as common as cystic fibrosis - and yet receives far less attention and funding. We need your help to make sure no child is robbed of their childhood or future because of Juvenile Arthritis (JA) or any rheumatic disease!

100% of your donation will go towards Cassie + Friends support programs and research for juvenile arthritis. This will include our brand new injection support program, youth mentorship, parent support cupboards, expert-led webinars and our research partnerships with pediatric rheumatology clinics across Canada.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 29 Art McLean Wishing you good weather and good luck. $100.00
Sep 29 John and Heather Rankin Good luck to you and Kiera in the run and ride... $500.00
Sep 28 Kim & Ian $50.00
Sep 28 Lukas & Marissa $50.00
Sep 28 Ella Go Kiera❤️ $50.00
Sep 28 Jen Gallant/Nick Aiello $50.00
Sep 28 Anonymous $100.00
Sep 28 Anonymous Go, Kate and Kiera, go! $100.00
Sep 28 Grandma K Mom and daughter running and riding to help all those with JA…. Impressive! $100.00
Sep 28 Kate and Mitch $100.00