what's your motivation?

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Of course when I married John he told me that if I took his name I would have to get used to people spelling and pronouncing it incorrectly. I thought that it couldnt be that bad but having now experience such things several times myself, I realize that perhaps it just isn’t as common and recognized as my maiden name. We got our info-pack for the PMC Sierra Science Fair Fun Run yesterday, hence the pic here displaying my last name registered as “Beelwitt” and John’s as “Bellwitt” *sigh* okay now I get it.The proceeds from this event go towards science fairs and programs in BC. We signed up with my work team, since our client is a sponsor. So, we’re running for science, basically. You can run for the CNIB (Canadian Institute of the Blind)/BC Blind Sports, like we’re doing next Friday in the Run for Light. You can run for Canada, disease research and support, even Children’s needs. I have about 20 pamflets from upcoming runs at home – we’re not going to partake in all of them but it’s sure interesting to see how this city, this province, becomes so involved.

As we did last year, we’ll be raising money for breast cancer research by doing the Run for the Cure in October. Last year our church had a team (the ONLY church to enter as a community team) and raised an impressing amount – it’s inspired us all to outdo ourselves this year, and get more people involved. I challenge any other community groups/teams/churches to get out there and try Runs/Walks as a means of charity, community involvement, teambuilding within the group and raising awareness for these causes.

What’s your motivation? Whether you just like to run/walk, you have a serious connection to the cause the event is helping, or you would like to volunteer — find out more at the Canada Running Series site or by clicking any of the links above.

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  1. gusgreeperThursday, May 25th, 2006 — 11:14am PDT

    i banned the running room. best decision i ever made they suck shit and should DIE. OTHER than the fact that i live just blocks from one…so i won’t lie it is a COMPLETE inconvenience..but that does not mean i can’t USE them to run with i just won’t shop there or give them money and if i have to wear a bib that says running room i get REALLY mad, because that means they GOT some of my money.

    worst corporation EVER EVER EVER.

    anyway…rackets and runners is where it is at.

    i used to be a professional running shoe sales person cause i know running- have since i was a kid but the running room can kiss my ass.

    bet you won’t approve this one.

  2. Miss604Thursday, May 25th, 2006 — 11:25am PDT

    bah – im not going to censor you! i’ve never actually stepped foot in a running room – i was ignorant to their evilness but now i am somewhat enlightened 😛

  3. AnonymousFriday, May 26th, 2006 — 4:31pm PDT

    Those are the exact runs I join in on too…I like to see that!
    : )

    Have fun this weekend and good luck on the runs.

    -Alahanna Watson

  4. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » 21st Century LivingTuesday, November 28th, 2006 — 10:15am PST

    […] I’d like to think that we do our part throughout the year to help those less fortunate or at least donate our time (since we don’t have much money) to help others. You could say that John and I do that every weekend and I suppose doing all those fun runs (Run for the Cure, Run for Light, Science Fair Run [miss604]) also help out, but of course the need is much greater than any of that combined. […]

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