Whether this is your first 5K or you have a specific goal in mind, you’re invited to join Team Cassie + Friends at the Scotiabank run. Free registration for kids! Use charity codes 17CFS5K (5k) or 17CFS21K (Half Marathon)
Leading up to race day, we’ve organized a full calendar of events from April to June so you can meet other kids and families living with rheumatic conditions, improve your fitness and have lots of fun along the way.
Show your support for kids and families from anywhere in the world by joining our virtual run. You choose your distance, race day and location! Registration includes a donation to Cassie + Friends and special rewards. As always, kids run free.
Our fundraising goal
We help kids and families every step of the way through financial relief, access to equipment and one-on-one support.
Our events, from Family Day to our annual run, connect kids and parents to a powerful community of support. Take a look at our last Family Day
We’ve committed over $800,000 to find safer and more effective treatments for kids. Our research partners include UBC, BC Children’s Hospital, SickKids and more.
From advocacy to our educational school program, we spread awareness about Juvenile Arthritis and give families the tools they need to thrive.
"Just imagine: kids running alongside their parents, siblings, grandparents, doctors, researchers and friends. This event brings a powerful feeling of togetherness to families who often face their child's chronic disease alone."
“The event helps to re-focus my research group and remind us of the urgent need to advance our understanding of these diseases."
For Jonathan this walk means a lot. First, it means he can still walk. And, as he is getting older he is understanding what it means to have Behcets. Second, he loves being part of the Cassie and Friends family. It is here that he feels like he can just be a kid.
Exercise can ease a child’s arthritis pain and help them keep a positive mindset. Every Monday starting in May 2017, our RUN FOR IT participants will receive a weekly email with:
All you need to know about how to sign up for Team Cassie + Friends and why we run. Over the last 10 years, Team Cassie + Friends has transformed the lives of kids and familie
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