sMiles for Amanda
Each year the residents of Horseshoe Valley and neighbouring communities have an opportunity to give hope to many through a run that was initiated in memory of Amanda Kelsall, who was suddenly taken to her heavenly home in January of 2014. This is a fun way for the community to unite and spread faith, hope and love.
In 2014, Amanda was in her second year of pursuing an education in Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She received her Medical Degree posthumously in 2016. After her homegoing, the Faculty of Medicine at uOttawa initiated the annual "sMiles for Amanda" run in 2014 as an opportunity to remember Amanda and to raise funds for a specific cause. In solidarity, runs have taken place internationally since then by those whose lives were touched by Amanda. WE Unite began the local annual run in 2016. The event has raised just under $30,000 since its inception for various causes.
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Saturday May 11th, 2019
Join the community in our fourth annual sMiles for Amanda charity run. This year donations will go towards fighting the tragic opioid crisis in Simcoe County which claimed 80 lives in 2017 alone and has reached a rate of 771 emergency hospital visits per 100,000 people - a provincial outlier.. Funds raised will go towards Teen Challenge registration fees. Teen Challenge is an organization that offers 1-year programs to any individual struggling with addiction and prides itself on a 72% success rate measured 5 years after graduation. Amanda Kelsall devoted her life and education to serving others and along with her classmates we continue this effort through this fundraiser.
The event will includes family activities, guest speakers and a go-at-your- own-pace trail run.
Sign up a Team of runner's and use the pledge sheet found at the link below or on our website to fundraise for the cause. Prizes will be awarded to the highest fundraising teams and individuals.
sMiles for Amanda 2018 Details
Join the community in our fourth annual sMiles for Amanda charity run. Amanda Kelsall devoted her life and education to serving others and along with her classmates we continue this effort through this fundraiser. The event will include a warm-up and a go-at-your- own-pace trail run.
Location: Horseshoe Valley Resort - 1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W Barrie (Horseshoe Valley), ON L4M4Y8
Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
Time: Registration starts @ 8am Run starts @ 9am
$5,000 IN DONATIONS RAISED
Special Thanks to all of our volunteers, business donors and guest speakers!
A big shout out for Horseshoe Resort for donating space, time and resources to make sure this event happens!
sMiles for Amanda 2017
sMiles for Amanda 2017 fundraising went to support a research program that one of our WE Unite members, a mother of 5, was benefitting from as she battles ALS.
Should you want to be part of the Unite team that helps the Unite Lead organize this event, sign up below.