Pride And Remembrance Run Raises Record Amount For LGBTQ+ Charities
The 23rd annual Pride And Remembrance Run raised a record $200,353.91 for LGBTQ+ charities…
Organizers of the 2018 Pride and Remembrance Run raised a record amount of $200,353.91 for LGBTQ+ charities and projects when more than 1500 participants laced up on Saturday, June 23, for Toronto’s 28th annual Pride festivities.
This year, participants ran five kilometres or walked three kilometres to help raise much needed funds for the Women’s College Hospital Foundation, LGBT Youth Line, Canadian Lesbian Gay Archives and The Pride and Remembrance Foundation.
Since its inception in 1996, the Pride and Remembrance Association has raised more than $1.4 million for LGBTQ+ charities, a feat that was largely powered by their long standing Platinum Sponsor, BMO Financial Group and the fundraising efforts of their employees. This partnership shows a strong continued commitment to promoting accessibility, inclusivity and equality in the workplace and the communities it serves.
This year, Team BMO was recognized as the top fundraising team, raising over $35,600. Our very own IN Run Crew came in second, raising over $16,500 for the run’s 2018 beneficiaries.
Chris Brohman, president of the Pride and Remembrance Association, told IN; “We are gratified by this year’s fundraising record of just over $200,000 in donations – an incredible milestone for this small community run that began 23 years ago.”
“The Pride and Remembrance Run is thankful to our participants, donors and sponsors, without whom we could not produce this popular and loved community event.”
Thinking of running in 2019? Stay tuned for dates and details in the coming months.
For more information on the Pride and Remembrance Run in Toronto and how to participate or donate, visit: www.priderun.org.
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