“Running reminds you that even in your weakest moments, you are strong.”~ unknown 

Recently I was introduced to BWSS, Battered Women’s Support Services and all the work they do. I have even begun volunteering at their social enterprise eco-thrift store My Sister’s Closet. 

At the same time, I started running to clear my head after a recent trauma. When the opportunity arose to join the BWSS team and raise funds for them at the Scotia Charity Challenge on June 23rd, it seemed my stars aligned and it was a perfect way for me to give back. My friend is also supporting me in the 5km run and I have been offered so much support from my loved ones in this new life chapter that my heart is so very full!

I would greatly appreciate it if you looked at my link and considered donating to the team, my friend Corina or myself. All of it goes to one great cause 💖

-Colleen Thomas


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.