Charity

The Under Armour Eastside 10K is proud to work with key charity partners that support our community.

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How you can help:

Fundraising / Pledging our Eastside Charities:

  1. Make a top-up donation. You can donate directly to our partner charities during registration.
  2. Start online fundraising with your registration for the event. Personalize your Pledge Page, select your preferred charity, and send it around to family and friends! Simply Sign in to your account, once registered, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.
  3. Pledge a Participant or Team

About our  2020 Charity Partners

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. DEWC operates a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency night shelter, offering safe, women-only space, meals and basic essentials, as well as a continuum of care that nurtures and empowers members towards long-term change. DEWC sees over 500 women every single day, providing refuge from conditions of poverty and violence, hot, nutritious meals, toiletries and clothing, phone and computer access, as well as specialized support including advocacy, victim services, HIV case management, and housing assistance. In a severely marginalized community, DEWC provides a place where women can come as they are, find resources, support, and sisterhood, and build personal capacity so as to bridge the gap fromsurvival to self-sufficiency.

PHS Community Services Society

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is an innovative and well-established non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. The organization has extensive property management experience in complex mixed-use projects and primary health care initiatives. PHS improves the lives of thousands of vulnerable individuals each year through housing programs, health care and support services. Clients served represent the most marginalized populations residing in Vancouver’s DTES and face multiple barriers due to their mental health and substance use. Through many successful partnerships, PHS contributes to developing and maintaining best practices in health care and harm reduction.

YouthCO

YouthCO is a youth-led organization that works to reduce the impact of HIV and Hep C stigma on youth in British Columbia. We use peer education and peer support to help youth navigate sex and drug use, including providing access to relevant information and harm reduction supplies, as well as making referrals to other types of care we may need! In our work, we create opportunities for youth to be leaders in creating solutions to HIV and Hep C stigma. Across our programs, we work with youth from ages 6 to 29 years old who are living with, or disproportionately affected by, HIV and Hep C. This includes youth who are part of population groups that have elevated rates of HIV and/or Hep C, and youth who have someone they are close to living with one or both of these viruses. All of the money raised through the Under Armour Eastside 10k will go to support our summer camp program for youth living with HIV, called Camp Moomba!

WISH Drop-in Centre

Based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), WISH Drop-In Centre Society exists to improve the health, safety and well-being of women involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. WISH offers a safe haven for women: a place to rest, connect, get a bite to eat or access other, more specific kinds of support – all in a safe, respectful, accepting environment. As a deeply respected member of the DTES community, WISH offers programs to serve immediate needs, while working to end the stigma that put women at risk. WISH works towards the vision that every woman should have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices by offering some of our city’s most marginalized women the stability, compassion, and strength needed to choose the life they want in freedom and safety.

Fundraise your way to amazing prizes!

Our Top 3 Fundraisers will receive an Under Armour head to toe outfit* and a free entry to any future Canada Running Series event.

*Includes shoes, top and bottom (approximate total value: $300 CAD). Sizes and styles subject to availability.

Please note — fundraising totals will be calculated on September 30th at midnight.

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