This year I had the pleasure of attending the 30th annual BC Child Run!

I volunteered as a spirit day leader to help boost the 6,910 participants that attended! (A new record for attendance) The run was held in Vancouver with the course weaving throughout blocked off streets and parks. I was so thrilled to see the amazing amount of

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energy and excitement in the crowd and even as the participants were running! For many of the kids I talked to they were doing this run because someone they knew had been in or were currently in BC Children’s Hospital. It was very moving to see the passion and strength that some of the families had. Many were wearing t-shirts of children that they were running for.

The great thing about this event is there was an option to do either a 1km walk, or a 5km run. Giving people of all physical shape the possibility to participate!

The run’s purpose is to raise money & awareness to help fight against childhood cancer. This year an amazing amount of $1 million was raised!! The funds will go towards research and treatment areas for BC Children’s Hospital.

Save the date for next years run: June, 5 2016!!!!

Miss Teen Southern British Columbia xx

Written by: Alexis

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