Every year since 2012, Virtual High School has held its annual Run4Kids to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All proceeds from the event are donated to Make-a-Wish Southwestern Ontario to help grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
Last year’s event raised over $12,600 dollars to help make Jennica’s wish come true. Jennica is a 16-year-old living with kidney disease. Last fall, Jennica’s wish took her and her family to Disney World, where she enjoyed the rides, soaked up some Florida sun, and made lifelong memories with her family.
Normally the event is hosted in Bayfield towards the end of the summer. This year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers decided to make the run a virtual event. Participants can run, walk, or cycle their 5km anywhere. It is our greatest hope that students, parents, teachers, and families in Ontario, across Canada, and around the world will be inspired to participate!
Run4Kids 2020 will take place on Sunday, August 30. We encourage all participants to share photos of themselves, and any friends or family, training for the event and, of course, some photos on the big day! All photos and videos can be posted to social media using the hashtag #run4kids2020.
If you’re interested in participating or making a donation, you can do so here.
Questions? Please contact Amanda Zehr at firstname.lastname@example.org
The VHS Team