May 14, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The 2nd Annual Victoria Goddess Run has announced that over $23,000 has been raised to date for its three official charities.
The women’s only run, that will take place in Langford, BC on Sunday June 2, supports the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, Victoria Women’s Transition House, and ProMotion Plus.
The Victoria Goddess Run features three races: the Red Barn Market Half Marathon, the Westhills 10km, and the BMO 5km. Five dollars from each entry goes to the charity of the participant’s choice. With $10,000 being raised for the 2012 event, the event organizers are delighted that this number has doubled this year and counting.
“When we formed the concept for the Goddess Run, we wanted to celebrate women and bring them together to do something good for themselves and the community,” said Co-Race Director, Andrea Carey. “Our charity program allows every participant to contribute to their choice of our three charity partners – and with $23,809 raised so far for the 2013 event we are making an impact!”
The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, supports women who have suffered a sexual assault; Victoria Women’s Transition House works to help women who have suffered abuse to get the help they need to get back on their feet, and ProMotion Plus provides grants to women and girls enabling them to pursue sport and physical activity.
“The Victoria Women’s Transition House is honoured to be one of the recipient charities for the Victoria Goddess Run,” said Development Director, Tracy Lubick. “As an event that promotes the health and well-being of individuals in our community, the Goddess Run gives women the opportunity to show survivors of domestic violence that they are not alone and to raise awareness and funds for services and support that is available here in Victoria. Our organization relies on fundraised dollars for the delivery of our programs and we are so grateful to everyone involved with the event. Together, we are creating hopeful futures for thousands of women and children in our community.”