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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
Oct 30 Leo F. Kraliz Undisclosed amount
Oct 29 Audrey, Natalie, Andrew and Sarah Hip Hip Hooray Team Kiera and Family! ❤️ $50.00
Oct 29 Vanessa Milot Congrats on your bike/run for a great cause. Lovely to see pics of your sweet family :) $25.00
Oct 29 Amanda and Anna Tessaro Go Kiera! $25.00
Oct 29 Cindy Marquis Undisclosed amount
Oct 29 Anna and Kris $100.00
Oct 29 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 23 Carolyn and Brian Hi Kate and Kiera! We are cheering you on! $100.00
Oct 23 Aunty Lizzy Go Boo Go!!! $50.00
Oct 01 Elena Phillips and Mark Dorner Fighting, Team Kiera! Undisclosed amount