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Mandi Caines - 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

Hi Everyone!

I am participating excited to be participating in the Butterfly Run with my team Hopeful Hearts again this year! This event aims to raise awareness about Infertility, Perinatal Loss, and Pregnancy After Loss. This event is also raising money for BC Women's Health Foundation. 

As many of you know, Jeff and I have struggled over the past couple of years trying to grow our family. We have suffered a chemical pregnancy, a couple miscarriages, and the loss of our son, Ethan, last June at 20 weeks into my pregnancy. The staff at BC Women's Hospital were so helpful, compassionate, and genuine throughout our entire experience last year. We hope to raise a little money to go toward their amazing programs helping families just like ours. 

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, this year's run will be virtual instead of in person. BUT, that should also make it easier for even more people to participate! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's photos/video of them running or walking in support of a cause near and dear to my heart. 

Thank-you so much for your support and encouragement!

Love, Mandi

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

My funds raised so far

Personal Goal: $1,000 Raised: $250

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

Sponsors

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The following people donated online:

Name Amount Comment
Mandi Caines $25 
Deb Anderson $25
The Szoo Family $100
Lisa Heath $50
Genevieve & Mark Fedyshen $50A wonderful way to raise funds for a meaningful and important cause! So glad the run is back for a 2nd year!

The following people donated offline:

Name Amount Comment

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