On Saturday, October 1, join PWS&D in the Ride for Refuge—a cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada!

Riding a bike in malawiWith your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.

Choose from a variety of events including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike rideor a 5 km walk. There are 30 locations across Canada participating in the RIDE on October 1.

Get Involved!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals, fundraise with your congregation, friends, and community, and ride/walk together on October 1!
  • Don’t have a team but still want to participate? Captain your own team or join an existing team.
  • You may choose to show your support by sponsoring a RIDE participant or team. View PWS&D’s Ride for Refuge page to find a list of teams and participants riding in support of PWS&D. Alternatively, search for a team or participant you would like to support, here. (Please note that RIDE will issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more).

Afghanistan, 2011 Maternal Health CWS 1No 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! Register now!

If you would like to join PWS&D staff as they cycle/walk the downtown Toronto route, click here.

For more information, visit rideforrefuge.org or contact Anna Muir (416-441-1111 ext. 293 or amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca)


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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 October 1.

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.



Want to share this event with others? Download our PWS&D Ride for Refuge flyer:

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Flyer