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10 YEARS AS A TEAM

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR BIGGEST YEAR YET FOR KIDS + FAMILIES BY GETTING INVOLVED IN ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

JOIN OUR TEAM

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)

ATTEND AN EVENT

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.

OUT OF TOWN?

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.

10

Years

100

Runners

125000

Our fundraising goal

what you’ll support

3 in 1000 kids in Canada live and play in pain with Juvenile Arthritis – we’re working to change that.

Support

We help kids and families every step of the way through financial relief, access to equipment and one-on-one support.

Community

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

Research

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.

Education

From advocacy to our educational school program, we spread awareness about Juvenile Arthritis and give families the tools they need to thrive.

We’ll help you get active

Run for It is our six week run training program for kids and families who sign up for Team Cassie + Friends.

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:

  • A challenge from our “Conquer your first 5K” run training + activity program, developed by a Pediatric Rheumatologist/Sports & Exercise Medicine Doctor from BC Children’s Hospital
  • A fundraising tip from Kids Helping Kids Foundation
  • An inspiring personal story from a kid, teen or family affected by a rheumatic disease
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Calling All Kids!

In 2016, over 40 kids on Team Cassie + Friends raised more than $9000 to support kids with arthritis.

This year, the Kids Helping Kids Foundation has stepped up to help our kids make an even bigger difference. All funds raised by kids will be matched 100%, up to $10,000.

Out of town? Be part of our Virtual Run

For the first-time ever, kids and families from anywhere in BC, Canada or the world can join Team Cassie + Friends to support kids with arthritis!

  • You choose your distance + location
  • You choose your race day (if not Sunday, June 25th)
  • You run anywhere you are/live!

Team News

Check back regularly for the latest news and stories from Team Cassie + Friends!

  • 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

  • Wonder how Team Cassie + Friends first got started? It all began with one dad running for his 2-year old daughter…. Cassie was only two-years old when arthritis changed her an

  • Need some quick and powerful facts about Juvenile Arthritis to share on your personal fundraising page.? Here are three… 24,000 kids in Canada live and play in pain beca

  • Cassie & Friends is dedicated to transforming the lives of kids and families living with Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Today, we are thrilled to announc

We thank our sponsors for their generous support: