Lace Up for Kids is on November 21st. UBC REC students are partnering with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to put on this event to support the Rare Disease Foundation’s Microgrant research program. Donation to the event will go to directly support rare disease research.
The students at UBC REC are at it again, supporting the Rare Disease Foundation Microgrant program by partnering with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in putting on the 6th Annual Lace Up for Kids. This incredible event engages the UBC student community and challenges them to fundraise to help raise money towards rare disease research.
Over 50 student and community teams have signed up so far to show their support for the rare disease community. Five years ago, Lace Up for Kids was the first major fundraiser to support the Rare Disease Foundation’s Microgrant program. The fundraiser showed that the student community was more than willing to put time and energy into this important cause.
This year, more of the local rare disease community has mobilized to create teams and join the fundraising effort. In fact, as of November 20th, three of the top five fundraisers were from the rare disease community! It’s clear that as the fundraising totals are added up, it takes a community to make a difference. A community of students, volunteers, patients and families – all recognizing that any small donation contributes to a whole. Each team’s efforts are clearly adding up to a total that will allow the Rare Disease Foundation to, once again, fund a Microgrant call that will allow dedicated researchers and clinicians to make a real difference in the lives of those who are living with rare diseae.
How can you participate?
Each participant, pledger, volunteer is helping to make that happen.
Help us by spreading the word throughout your networks. Making a donation if you can. Let the world know how important this cause is.
It’s Lace Up Time. Our kids are ready. Are you?