Run for Mom: Care for Women’s Inaugural Walk/Run

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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:

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: 

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:

The myth of “easy” parenting and the importance of mom friends postpartum 

When new mothers struggle to adjust to parenting, they often carry a belief that parenting shouldn’t be this difficult.

But the truth is, parenting is challenging. You are on 24-7 which is exhausting, emotionally draining, and it can come with social and career changes that for many parents are hard to adjust to, even when you’ve planned for and even hoped for these changes.

It turns your world upside down; hopefully, in a ratio of way more ways that are wonderful, fulfilling and good, than challenging. But just because there is so much good, doesn’t mean that those challenging ways aren’t so hard.

Maybe even worse than that is the myth of “superhero” mothering – the idea that mothers can do everything, all by themselves, without struggle or complaint.

Having a community of mom friends is critical and so important for your wellbeing and your children’s wellbeing.

Building a community of supportive moms can be hard for adults.

That’s where Care for Women comes in.

Care for Women is a by-women-for-women group of seasoned moms who will listen to you, talk to you, and help you with the problems new moms struggle with – because we don’t think any mom should be alone through parenting.

Care for Women is here for moms like you who need…

  • Other moms to talk to who have been through child rearing before – or who are going through it now
  • Friends who will listen to your struggles and share their own challenges and success stories
  • An online community of supportive moms who can answer your questions and help you through tough times

That’s what the Care for Women community offers – and more! 🙂

Get involved with Care for Women

If you’re a seasoned mom wishing that you had a community during the early days of mothering, you may consider becoming a mentor!

This year, our goal is to build communities for new moms in the hard weeks postpartum. With your help, we can do it!

Learn more about the work we do, the moms we serve, and consider making a donation today:

Written by Renae Regehr

Renae Regehr is a mom to 4 kiddos, co-founder of Care For Women and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who works primarily with children, youth and families who have been impacted by trauma and attachment disruptions.

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