Bonjour! We are two friends who love hot chocolate and who are (slowly) learning to love running (especially if it ends with a cup of cocoa)! ☕
Why we are running this year: In December 2022, Katie’s family lost her mom, Joanne, to a rare liver disease, and we are honouring her life and legacy by fundraising for the Canadian Liver Foundation. Joanne was always on the move and a daily power walker along the beautiful White Rock beachfront, which makes running seem like the best way to give back in her name!
Although we are both new to running, we are inspired Joanne’s strength, spirit, and love of movement outdoors - so inspired, that we are raising funds and awareness for liver health through three events this Spring and Summer!
We will both be running the BMO Half Marathon on May 7th, and Katie will also participate in the Sun Run on April 16th, and Stroll for Liver on June 11th, 2023. We are proud to fundraise for an organization that is leading the charge in liver health research and education in Canada.
You can support us by making a donation or simply sharing our story!
Donations are tax deductible, and no contribution is too small - you can donate funds by clicking the "Donate Now" button on this page.
We will keep you posted on our progress leading up to race day and stroll day, so please stay tuned and spread the word!
Thank you for reading and for your support - we will need it as fuel as we continue our training in the coming weeks.
- Gretta and Katie