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PCC x Ride for Refuge 2018
September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Pregnancy Care Centre is excited to be a Ride for Refuge Charity this year! As we continue our Campus Outreach project in the fall of 2018 we will provide pregnancy support for students on downtown campuses in Toronto. Vulnerable students don’t need to feel alone in an unexpected pregnancy. They need to know that carrying their pregnancy to term does not mean they have to give up their education.
We envision a city where no woman faces an unexpected pregnancy alone; where every mother and father has access to care, support, and community; and where parents and their unborn children are treasured by all. Over the past 34 years, the PCC has supported over 5000 women and men in pregnancy decision making.
Many students deciding between abortion or giving birth feel isolated, afraid and alone. We don’t want anyone to believe that abortion is their only option.
It takes $500 to see one woman through a year of pregnancy. Our Ride for Refuge goal of $15,000 represents the support needed for 30 women and their families.
Let’s show these students we care!
Where is the Ride? The Ride will be taking place in Toronto Downtown. Other ride locations include Brampton, Oshawa, Ottawa, Newmarket, and Hamilton. The Toronto Downtown Ride opens Registration at 8:00 AM.
How long does the RIDE take to complete?
5km walk: 45 min to 1 hour 15 min
10km ride: 45 min to 1 hour
25km ride: 1.5 hours to 2 hours
50km ride: 2.5 hours to 3 hours 15 min
*The 5km walk and 10 km ride are designed to be family friendly, but kids 12 and under must remain with a parent or guardian at all times
What is the role of a team captain? As Team Captain, you play the key role of leader, recruiter, fundraiser, and cheerleader.
Team Captain Basics:
- Register online, create, and name your team
- Select the charity you want your team to raise money for (Pregnancy Care Centre)
- Recruit other team members with a goal of getting 8-10 riders or walkers (there is no limit to team size)
- Raise money personally and strongly encourage your team to raise money
- Communicate and cheer on your team members
How do I register myself or my Team? Click here to register. Please call Erin at 416-229-2607 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you are signing up as a team captain, click “Create a Team”. If you are joining an existing team, click “Join a Team”. Don’t forget to select “Pregnancy Care Centre Toronto” as the charity you are riding for!
Can I bring my children? Absolutely! This isn’t a race, so the Ride is stroller and kid friendly. There are multiple distance options ranging from 10 km to 50 km. There is also an option to walk for 5 km. See more information here.
Do you need volunteers for the day? No, we are so grateful to be partnering with Ride for Refuge. They are handling the organization of this event on our behalf! See more information here.
Will bikes be provided? No, riders are expected to bring their own bikes or register as a walker.
What if I can’t ride a bike? No problem! You can walk a 5 km for the event instead! See more information here.