My counsellor at BWSS told me I needed stamina to get to the end. BWSS was integral to supporting me to lean on a village, to lend me their belief when I didn’t believe in myself. They gave me fuel when I had none. They gave me tools to cope and to manage what I needed to do for myself. And they helped me see that all along I was the one that was running this race of life. They helped me to look back and see the progress I’ve made and showed me the strength I have to have gotten this far. That helped to ignite my belief in myself again. 
I’m running this race to raise awareness for BWSS and what they have done for me. They’ve prepared me with the mental training of running my life marathon. And I know, I can complete this.
Will you support me and donate?

–  J. 

Double Your Impact!

Starting today, June 19 until race day, Sunday, June 23, a generous donor is matching all donations up to $5,000 made to the BWSS #SafetyChangesEverything team!

This means your donation will go further and is the perfect opportunity to sponsor team members like Jennifer who are running in support of BWSS.

For 40 years BWSS has provided a safe, welcoming space for trans/women and femmes who have experienced gender-based violence. 

This year we have 40 amazing people dedicated to raising $40,000 in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K in support of the work that happens every day at BWSS! 

Sponsor our team today so that together we can reach our goal. Because Safety Changes Everything.