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
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Image of arrow pointing downFundraising Tips
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Image of arrow pointing down25 Tips for Recruiting Riders
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Want to share this event with others? Check out our Ride for Refuge promotional materials:

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Flyer 2017
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