Mississauga Marathon Launches Scotiabank Charity Challenge Fundraising Program

21 Jan 2013 07:06
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

Mississauga, ON – In an effort to raise additional funds for its charity partners, The Mississauga Marathon announced today a partnership with Scotiabank to run the 2013 Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge. The new initiative allows participants to personalize their own fundraising page with a fundraising goal, pictures and videos, send emails to friends and family asking for their support, build a fundraising team and track donations. Participants can also share their personalized fundraising page with their social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

“We are thrilled to have Scotiabank and their very successful Charity Challenge program as part of the 10th Anniversary Mississauga Marathon” says Ben McCarty, Race Director for the Mississauga Marathon. “Each year, the Marathon strives to give back to the community while supporting local and national groups. With the support of Scotiabank and their program, we are excited to see the growth and success of charitable giving through the Mississauga Marathon and its supporters for many years to come.”

Participating charities include: Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, United Way of Peel Region, CameronHelps, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Mississauga Chapter, The Mississauga Food Bank, Peel Children’s Aid, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, SickKids Foundation, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, Heart House Hospice Inc., Ronald McDonald House® Toronto, The Canadian Red Cross Society, MitoCanada Foundation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada, Toronto Military Family Resource Centre, Arthritis Research Foundation of Canada, GlobalMedic (in collaboration with the Ontario Water Agency), Reach for the Rainbow and the Canadian Liver Foundation. For more information about these charities, to make a donation or to begin fundraising through the Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit: www.mississaugamarathon.com/charities.shtml.

The 10th Anniversary Mississauga Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 and offers “A Run For Everyone”: Marathon, Petrillo Law Marathon Relay, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, Starbucks Coffee Hazel 5K and SUBWAY® Restaurants 2K Fun Run/Walk. A Runner’s Expo is also part of Race Weekend, a mandatory stop for all participants to pick up their race kits taking place on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, at the Port Credit Memorial Arena, in downtown Port Credit.

Prices increase on Wednesday, January 30th so sign up today at: www.mississaugamarathon.com.