Inspiring teen girl raises thousands for the CIBC Run for the Cure
Thirteen-year-old Maya is proof that you can make a difference no matter how old you are. From an early age, Maya’s parents taught her and her older sister the power of giving back. So, when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Maya decided to make a positive impact in the lives of other Canadians also affected by cancer. And with that, Maya was on a mission to change the future of breast cancer.
Maya was determined to fundraise for the breast cancer cause but more importantly she wanted to be a part of something bigger. She wanted to participate in something that would bring the community together – and the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure was the perfect fit.
As the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause, the CIBC Run for the Cure unites a collective of Canadians who are a force-for-life in the face of breast cancer – Canadians like Maya and her family.
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2018 was Maya’s first year organizing a fundraiser for the Run and the support she received from her family and friends was incredible! Even though Maya had a late start to her fundraiser, she didn’t let that slow her down. Maya kick-started her fundraiser by donating $1,000 of her own money – then it quickly took off from there. The local news and social media world quickly picked up her fundraiser and soon, she began receiving an outpouring of support.
After only a few short months of fundraising, Team Maya Shore was able to raise $25,000!
This year, Maya doesn’t have a specific fundraising goal, but she’s still just as determined to raise funds in honour of her mom and others faced with cancer. She has also joined her local Run’s planning committee to help make the event even more successful and inspire others to make breast cancer beatable.
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Maya encourages other children and youth to start their own fundraiser just like she did. Her advice?
“Just go for it! Ask people to support your fundraiser. My friends, families and teachers all donated – you never know what can happen.”
So how did a thirteen-year-old girl raise $25,000 in just a few short months? Maya says it’s all thanks to her community – and of course, her great fundraising skills!
Want to get involved in the Run and become a fundraising all-star like Maya? Here are some ideas to help you take your fundraising to the next level.
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Canadians like Maya are at the heart of the Run and thanks to the funds they’ve helped us raise, we can invest in game-changing research, compassionate support services and advocacy. We now know more than ever before about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer. We’re able to help people with breast cancer live their lives as fully as possible and make healthy living easier. When you sign up for the Run, you’re helping us do all of this and more!
Join thousands of Canadians at this year’s Run and promise to make breast cancer beatable!
Together, we can change the future of breast cancer.