On Saturday, September 30, join PWS&D in the Ride for Refuge—a cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada!

With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health program in Malawi and Afghanistan.

Choose from a variety of events including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.

Stay tuned—Event registration, RIDE day details and locations will be available at rideforrefuge.org June 1!

How can I get involved?

No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns! 

For more information, visit rideforrefuge.org.

To join the PWS&D staff team as they cycle/walk the downtown Toronto route, contact Anna Muir (416-441-1111 ext. 293 or amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca.

How Does the Ride for Refuge Work?

The Ride for Refuge is a cycling/walking fundraising with locations across Canada that helps charities raising money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. This year, PWS&D is participating to raise money for our maternal health program in Afghanistan and Malawi.

To participate in the Ride, you must be a member of a team. Each team is created by a team captain who selects the RIDE location and the charity they are raising money for. There is no minimum or maximum team size, but they are usually between 6-8 people. Whoever joins that team raises money for the charity selected by the team captain. Each team member then picks the distance they want to walk/run, sets his/her own fundraising goal, fundraises with friends and family, and joins in the fun on September 30.

If you are a 40 minute or more drive away from the official RIDE route within an official RIDE location, you can set your own convenient route. To learn more, visit the Ride/Walk Anywhere page.

There is no registration fee for this event, but participants over 10 years of age must fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Participants who are 10 and under are free. Participants that raise $100 or more earn a Ride for Refuge shirt.

Have more questions? Visit the Ride for Refuge FAQ page.

Ride for Refuge tools & tips:

Image of arrow pointing downTips for Team Captains

Image of arrow pointing downFundraising Tips

Image of arrow pointing down25 Tips for Recruiting Riders

Want to share this event with others? Check out our Ride for Refuge promotional materials:

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Flyer 2017