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Step Up for Families

Get Active and Support Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon’s Fitness-Focused Community Fundraising Campaign: Step Up for Families

Ronald McDonald House Step Up for Families
It’s that time of year again, where the days are getting warmer and longer – perfect for stepping out and getting active. During the month of May, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) is excited to bring back their second annual Step Up for Families, a virtual fitness-focused fundraising campaign.

Designed to virtually connect supporters and amplify community fitness, the initiative challenges individuals of all ages to walk, run, roll, or move in your favourite way, either at home or outdoors, in support of families seeking life-saving medical care for their children.

Since 1983, RMH BC has positively impacted countless families enduring the most difficult time of their lives – travelling to Vancouver for their child’s treatment that may take days, weeks or months to complete. The organization offers these families a home-away-from-home and a community of support. The state-of-the-art 73- bedroom House, situated on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital, allows family members to be mere steps away from their children as they receive medical care.This May, virtually assemble your squad of family, friends, classmates or co-workers and move a total of 73 kilometres. Donations will support the 2,000 families who stay at RMH BC, and in the dedicated Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital, each year. Maintaining a safe social distance, you can move in your favourite way, whether walking in the park, running on the treadmill or spinning on your bike.

Ronald McDonald House Step Up for Families

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To help you track your progress, this year, RMH BC has partnered with MoveSpring, an interactive step and activity challenge platform that features a live leaderboard, team chat platform and photo challenges.

There are just a few simple steps to get started:

Recruit your team (or tackle the challenge solo!)

Visit to register for free and set up your team or individual fundraising page. Share your link with your team so they can join Step Up for Families too.

Choose an impactful fundraising target (for example, $125 houses a family for one night, $220 provides groceries to a family for a week, $1,500 provides a Family Meal for the entire House)

Conquer 73 km in the month of May and collect donations, participate in mini-challenges and win prizes along the way!

Ronald McDonald House Step Up for Families

Don’t forget to join the conversation online and tag @rmhbc in your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts with the hashtag #stepupforfamilies as you spread awareness of the campaign and your virtual fundraising activities. To learn more, visit

Consider giving back to a local charity like RMH BC, whether by participating in Step Up for Families or to simply make a donation to RMH BC, visit

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