The mission of the 2020 Run for Hope is to raise funds for the advancement of biomedical research in the search for cures for chronic diseases, including childhood cancer. Individuals everywhere are affected, and the list is seemingly endless: numerous types of cancers; neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's; genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophies, among many others. Significant progress has been made in combating these diseases, yet many still lack absolute cures. We are striving to change this, and we're motivated by everyone who is affected.
The 10km/5km run will take place in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday September 19th of 2020. Proceeds from this event will be shared equally between STEM Biomedical and Childhood Cancer Canada. STEM Biomedical is a federally registered non-profit dedicated to the advancement of biomedical research for the treatment of disease via in-depth interdisciplinary collaboration between the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Childhood Cancer Canada is a federally registered charity who’s mission is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national, collaborative, lifesaving research, empowering education and community programs. All aspects of planning, event coordination, and event management are conducted by STEM Biomedical.