The Fundraising Page of Mark Leger

Mark Leger

A Message From Mark Leger

Help Safe Harbour Cross the Finish Line!

Last year, I ran the Charlottetown Marathon, and raised $695 in support of Safe Harbour's 'Winter is Coming' online campaign. I’m looking to build on that successful effort by raising funds in connection with my participation in two upcoming events – Marathon by the Sea, August 10, and my first triathlon, the Rockwood Park Triathlon by the Bay, July 27.

For me, running has been a self-centered and solitary activity – a test of my physical fitness and mental toughness (such as it is).

I know many people who have raised money for charities as part of their marathon experience. I’ve always admired people who did this, but I’ve always found marathon training to be a grueling experience, and never wanted to add the challenge of fundraising too (something I’ve never been very good at!).

But I changed my mind, inspired by the example of Kayla McCullogh, an eight-year-old from Rothesay. She raised $270 for Safe Harbour by asking her friends who came to her birthday party to make donations rather buy her a present. She did the again for her next birthday.

It got me thinking about the ways we can make the personal events and milestones in our lives improve the lives of others. If Kayla can forgo birthday presents so homeless youth can escape life on the streets, then I can do the same by attaching a fundraising component to my marathon running, and now triathlon competitions.

I'll be blogging for the next few weeks about my training and race days at markleger.com. You can also find my blogs on Safe Harbour's web site: safeharboursj.com

I'll be tracking my training progress as I work toward personal best times. I'll also be working toward meeting, and exceeding my fundraising goal. So give generously.

Winter is Coming!

About This Campaign

Winter is Coming! And everyone needs a roof over their head. For those who caught on to that Game of Thrones reference, we’re NOT raising money to help fight the white-walkers. This campaign is to raise the remaining funds needed to build a shelter for at risk-youth in Saint John, NB. No one should be without shelter when the Canadian winter hits, and we’re getting close to being able to provide it to youth in-need, youth who are currently without options. But, before we can put a shovel in the ground, we need your HELP! THIS CAMPAIGN IS A CALL TO ACTION: We have had huge support from the faith community and from local foundations, but we've still got a way to go. The City of Saint John has a population of about 70,000 people (the regional Census Metropolitan Area is about 128,900). If everyone in Saint John gave $2.43, we would have what we need on the operational funding side of things to get the ball rolling. If 8,500 people gave $20, or if 3,400 people gave $50, we could meet that target. THIS is where YOU come in! Here are 3 ways YOU can make an impact: 1. Can you help raise $1000? Sign up to help us crowdfund by clicking “PARTICIPATE” and create your own mini-page, set a desired crowdfunding goal and get your friends, family, and networks involved in this important project! 2. Support the campaign and the cause simply by clicking “DONATE”. 3. Share the link to this campaign on your social media and let your friends & family know! If we all work together, we can make this happen!
  1. Anne Scott
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