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Sharon is one of our two charity participants in 2019.

We talked to Sharon about how she came to be involved with Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and what you should know about the fundraiser. In Sharon’s words:

On this day last year (at the end of Stage 2) I said hello to Anne Hinds and asked how her fundraising was going. Anne and her husband Martin spoke so passionately about GWWICC their volunteer relationship with the agency. I promised a pledge and continued to get to know them throughout the week.

In my 2018 Rookie Endurrun Profile I posted, “If I can finish this year I’ve been thinking about running for a charity in 2019.”

The night before stage 7 I couldn’t sleep so I signed up for the 2019 Endurrun. When I crossed the finish of the marathon, I asked Lloyd if I could have one of the 2 Charity of Choice spots and he said YES! At the end of the awards presentation I found Anne and Martin to let them know I wanted to continue to raise funds for their charity in 2019. They were a great help in connecting me with Justine, the amazing Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator and forwarded $1,100 in donations under my profile.

A value at my workplace is “We support the communities in which we work and live”. The Run Waterloo objective is “Inspiring community through running”. I am proud to bring 3 positive organizations together.

We’re at $3,100. I would love to get to $4,000!

Justine will be visiting us at Stage 3. Come say hello. Donations can be made online or cheques can be made payable to:
G-W Women in Crisis
P.O. Box 1451
Guelph ON N1H 6N9

About the charity
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a community-based organization providing services to women and their children on woman abuse and sexual violence. We believe our services must be inclusive and equitable for all individuals accessing our programs while being responsive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and/or abilities.
Our programs:
– Marianne’s Place (emergency shelter)
– Transitional and Housing Support Program (THSP)
– Family Court Support Program (FCSP)
– Rural Women’s Support Program (RWSP)
– Sexual Assault Centre (SAC)
– 24-hour Crisis Line
– Anti-Human Trafficking Program
– Public Education and Prevention
There are no fees for any G-W Women in Crisis services.

Fundraising Events Coming up:
The Summer Soiree, hosted by Royal Le Page Royal City Realty August 15th at the Aberfoyle Mill
Take Back the Night, September 26th

The EndurRun funds will be allocated to our greatest need at the time of receiving the donation. The donated funds do such tremendous good.