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Maria Blackley - Fundraising Home Page

BC Women's Health Foundation
Butterfly Run Vancouver 2020 - Team Registration
Saturday October 3, 2020

Please help us make this year's Butterfly Run Vancouver 2020 in support of BC Women's Health Foundation one of the best ever

Hello and thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the 2nd Annual Butterfly Run Vancouver!

I am excited to be taking part in the Butterfly Run again! Last year's run was such an amazing experience, and although this year is going to look much different, I know it will be amazing as well! 

If you know me, you already know of the struggles my husband and I had trying to start our family. We experienced pregnancy loss and infertility for four years before welcoming our beautiful rainbow baby in this world. I knew from the very beginning of our journey that I wanted to take something positive from it - raising awareness, and supporting others going through similar journeys. The Butterfly Run was exactly what I had in mind, and I am honoured to be taking part.  

Thank you in advance for your love and support! 



For more information click here to visit the Butterfly Run Vancouver 2020 website.

My funds raised so far

Personal Goal: $500 Raised: $275

Welcome to the team fundraising page for Hopeful Hearts!

This is our second year taking part in the Butterfly Run Vancouver. Last year, we raised far more than we planned and are so grateful for the support from our family and friends. Although we may not be able to run together this year, side by side, we are looking forward to running in our own communities and continuing to raise awareness for a cause that has touched each of our lives. 

In today’s society, pregnancy and infant loss, is still a taboo subject. It is often not discussed, brushed aside, and dismissed. Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of excitement and anticipation of the future. Unfortunately, pregnancy and infant loss, (also known as perinatal loss) affects 1 in 4 women and their partners and families. Perinatal loss is defined as the death of an infant during pregnancy or soon thereafter. These losses are devastating and it can be hard for others to understand the magnitude of grief that accompanies these losses. In addition, it can be extremely difficult for people to even become pregnant. Infertility affects 1 in 6 Canadians.

Butterfly Run Vancouver is the 1st charity run of its kind in Greater Vancouver. It is a 5km/2km Run/Walk in Vancouver to support families who experience a loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or infertility, by:

- Increasing community awareness and encouraging dialogue to support individuals and families experiencing loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, pregnancy after loss, and those who are unable to conceive;

- Providing support and the opportunity to create connections and community; and

- Providing funds for BC Women's, and other organizations in our community.

Thank you for standing with parents and families who have to face the devastating reality of losing a pregnancy or an infant, or who struggle with infertility. Together we are ensuring that our community has the support necessary to ensure parents and families have the care they desperately need.

Being a bereaved parent is a path that no one should walk alone. Butterfly Run Vancouver is a celebration of life, no matter how long or short.

Thank you in advance for supporting our team!

-Team Hopeful Hearts

Funds raised so far for Hopeful Hearts

Team Fundraising Goal: $5,000 Raised: $525


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The following people donated online:

Name Amount Comment
Maria Blackley $25
Linda Johnston $100So proud of you Maria!
Ninoosh and Jonathan $100Thank you ❤️
Genevieve & Mark Fedyshen $50Very cool that you joined the committee for this year's run, Maria! This is such an important cause to get more recognition for, and more funds to support those in need of services.

The following people donated offline:

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