During these trying and uncertain times, health care providers at BC Children’s Hospital continue to do what they’ve always done: ensure our kids get the best possible care.
But this pandemic has made their difficult jobs even harder. Physicians, nurses, support service staff and more, all here at our hospital, are having to overcome bigger obstacles to care for kids from across the province.
By hosting a virtual fundraiser, your support plays a profound role in helping our dedicated health care providers respond to rapidly evolving needs and continue to deliver the highest level of care to kids and families.
About virtual fundraisers
Virtual fundraisers are planned and organized by caring people and groups from communities all across the province. From live events on social media to personal challenges, they can be anything that’s a good fit for you and your participants.
Ready to make a difference? Here’s how to get started
- Check out our Virtual Fundraiser Toolkit for more information and a helpful five-step planning guide for your virtual fundraiser.
- When you’re ready, set up your online fundraising page, add some details about your fundraiser and why you’ve chosen to support BC Children’s Hospital. Then invite friends and family to contribute.
Join an existing virtual fundraiser
If creating your own fundraiser sounds a bit overwhelming, there’s also the option to join an existing virtual fundraiser. Check out these great options:
- RBC Race for the Kids (May 2020) - Our annual family fun run has gone virtual for 2020 and has been designed to promote physical and mental wellness for you and your family during these unprecedented times. Since we can’t run together physically, we’ve launched a digital race that lasts until May 31. Sign up here (registration is free), and every Monday in May, keep an eye out for our email series that will share ways to practice mental wellness and safely get your steps in with your family.
- Jean Up (May 2020) - Our annual Jeans Day event has evolved into a month-long movement in May called Jean Up. Simply pick a day or week to celebrate, wear your jeans, and make a donation at JeanUp.ca. You can also create your own online fundraising page to encourage friends and family to get involved. You’ll be helping kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans. Visit JeanUp.ca to get started.
- Extra Life - Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital (like BC Children’s). Simply sign up (it’s free), commit to play games on any day of your choosing (or over a few days), and ask your family and friends to support your efforts. Visit extra-life.org for details.