Run for Mom: Care for Women’s Inaugural Walk/Run
Join and support Care For Women’s #MoveForAMother walk and run for mom.
#MoveForAMother: Care for Women’s Inaugural Walk/Run
Care For Women is in urgent need of donations to help a growing waiting list of new moms reaching out for help and asking for care.
We are excited to announce our first-ever Walk/Run event, scheduled for October 14, 2023, at Mill Lake, Abbotsford. It’s a fundraiser to meet the growing demand for support from mothers in need.
This empowering event aims to raise awareness about the increasing demand for support from mothers in need and the importance of uplifting and empowering them during their transformative journey.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 8:30-1:30p.m. (Walk at 10am and Run at 10:30am)
Where: Mill Lake, Abbotsford
Register here: https://careforwomen.ca/care-for-women-walk-run/
Join Our Village: How Can You Help?
There are four impactful ways you could get involved:
1. Participate in the Walk/Run: Join us for a day of walking/running, fun, and community spirit. Join as an individual or create a team HERE with your friends and family and help us raise $15, 000 to support 50 mothers. Or DONATE HERE: (Click on the “Donate Now” button in the new screen)
2.Business Sponsorship: We are in need of three sponsors, including: Kids Area Sponsor or Lunch Area/Food Truck Sponsor ($2.5K) and Awards Sponsor ($3K).
We are pleased to announce our title sponsor is Vandenberg Landscape! Our Volunteer Sponsors are Lepp’s Farm Market and Fraser Birth Collaborative. Together, we can make a lasting difference.
3.Help us spread the word! As a grassroots charity, our growth has been fueled by people like you who believe in our mission. Help us extend our reach by sharing information about our walk/run on social media and with your friends and family. We went from a volunteer mentor team of 2 to 70 in 3 years. Share about our walk/run on social media and with your friends and family!
4.Volunteer with us: Whether you’d like to help with registration, assist with a “kids area”, help with clean-up, take photos or videos, there’s a role for everyone! Check out volunteer opportunities HERE, Whether you have ample time or a few hours to spare, we’d be delighted to have you join our volunteer team.
Postpartum Struggles: Rising Demand for Support
Despite our success in assisting mothers, the need for Care For Women’s support continues to grow exponentially. In May, we achieved our goal of supporting 90 mothers for the year, but it didn’t stop there. Applications for assistance kept pouring in, resulting in an unprecedented 444% increase in demand.
In response to the overwhelming need, Care For Women had to make the difficult decision to reevaluate their service approach due to budget constraints. However, our commitment to supporting mothers remains unwavering, and the upcoming Walk/Run serves as an essential fundraising initiative to meet the escalating demand.
Care for Women is looking to raise $20, 000 to process the current list of moms who have reached out for help and are waiting for care.
Also read: How to Help Mom Burnout
Supporting Mothers in Challenging Times
Motherhood is a remarkable journey, but it can also be challenging, especially for those who find themselves feeling alone and unsupported when they bring their baby home. Care For Women was established with a mission to bridge this gap and offer practical assistance to mothers in the Fraser Valley.
Through our innovative programs, we provide vital services such as prepared meals, professional cleaning, transportation to appointments, and dedicated one-on-one mentorship, all at no cost to the mothers.
Also read: The Importance of Mom Friends Postpartum
Join the Care For Women Walk/Run
The Care For Women Walk/Run presents an exciting opportunity for the community to rally together, support mothers, and create a brighter future for families in the Fraser Valley.
Participants can choose to walk or run the scenic route at Mill Lake, with festivities beginning at 9a and concluding at 1pm. Register here: https://careforwomen.ca/care-for-women-walk-run/
For those who are unable to join the walk/run but would like to help provide care for mothers and their newborns, you can make a direct donation to Care for Women here: https://careforwomen.ca/donate/