We welcome collaboration! Let us know if you have an idea for a fundraising event in support of our work; in the past we’ve done golf tournaments, concerts, stand-up comedy—we’re always keen to partner up in a fun and engaging way.

Have an event on your mind? You can email admin@need2.ca to get in touch.

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

One of our major yearly fundraising events is the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. For the past number of years, this event has raised between $4000 and $12,000 each year—money that goes straight into our programs that help educate and support young people. When you sign up to run for team “NEED2 Prevent Suicide”, it’s your chance to push yourself, and share with your friends and family that you are supporting our mission to break the stigma around mental health and suicide.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, here’s how to join:

  1. Register for the event of your choice (8km, half marathon, full marathon). You can click here for more info, and to register yourself in one of the marathon events (while you are registering, select us as your team).
  2. Create a RaceOnline fundraising page here. You’ll have to either make an account, or sign in with Facebook if you haven’t used the system before.
  3. Start training and fundraising! Let your friends and family know what you’re doing, hold fundraising events, etc. If you get in touch with us, we will include you in any marathon-related events that we might hold leading up to race day. There will also be gifts for those who raise money, and we can help promote your fundraising page. Make it social!

The contact for all things running is Melanie Winter – feel free to email her directly with any questions you might have: mwinter@need2.ca

To check out a list of the other charities involved this year, and for a more comprehensive description of the program, click here.